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Spring Watch 2016

April issue of Co-Kinetic

We've been hard at work getting the April issue of Co-Kinetic off to the printers this week and we're pretty confident that you'll love the end result!

Here's what you can look forward to in our April issue:

Preventing and managing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

By Dr Ian Horsley MSc PhD, MCSP MMACP CSCS and Dr Lee Herrington MSc PhD, MSCP CSCS

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the worst knee injuries to sustain in sport, with less than 50% of athletes returning to sport in the first year following surgery and high rates of reinjury. The process for the reduction of ACL injury risk or rehabilitation following ACL repair are essentially the same. This article describes the risk factors for ACL injury, tools for injury/injury risk assessment and strategies for rehabilitation and injury prevention. View article here.

Femoroacetabular impingement mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment options using Postural Restoration®: part 3

By Jason Masek MA PT, ATC CSCS PRC

This article is Part 3 in a series about femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The author describes management considerations of lumbo-pelvic-femoral dysfunction in relation to FAI. This will allow the reader to apply Postural Restoration Institute® non-manual techniques when managing such conditions as FAI.

Understand how radial shockwave therapy can help in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders

By Dr Lance Doggart MEd PhD, Andrew Burden BSc and Sarah Catlow PGCE MSc

This article discusses the role that the relatively new treatment modality of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) can play in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The study presents empirical evidence on the benefits of RSWT in the short term for treating lower limb injuries as measured by perceived reduction in pain and increased functional mobility. This article highlights how effectively RSWT can be used in the early treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the importance and continued use of traditional rehab modalities following RSWT.

How to support your athletes to thrive under pressure by tipping the balance

By Dr Martin J. Turner PhD CPsychol. HCPC Reg

This article outlines a practical and evidence-based framework that enables individuals who support athletes to promote positive responses to performance pressure. The ability to deal with pressure is one of the most important things an athlete can develop, and in this article I introduce and explain the concept of ‘tipping the balance’. This concept offers simple and effective strategies for enabling athletes to react well to pressure, bringing together contemporary research evidence and practical experience.

Strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing strength and conditioning programmes in youth football

By Jamie Salter MSc, CSCS ASCC

Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in the world but in the UK we have been slower to adopt structured S&C based practices than other high profile sports such as rugby, golf and athletics. Although coaches, players and parents all realise that the modern game is more physically demanding than ever, we’re not prioritising physical development any more than we have done in the past. This article outlines some of the potential reasons for why this may be the case and explains some of the barriers contributing to the situation with the goal of helping you as practitioners, overcome these within your practice. We’ve put forward practical strategies to help practitioners engage coaches and players in S&C practices and enhance the physical development of youth football players.

Manual therapy student handbook: Musculoskeletal diagnosis – a pragmatic model of clinical reasoning (article 4)

By Julian Hatcher Grad Dip Phys MPhil, MCSP FOM

This article is part of a series on manual therapy and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of clinical reasoning and how it aids the identification of the tissue that is the source of the patient’s problems. Combined with a knowledge of common clinical conditions, this process allows the therapist to predict a diagnosis, to direct appropriate treatment at the source of symptoms, and helps in the creation of relevant rehabilitation processes for restoring full functional capacity. View article here.

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Other Co-Kinetic news

Co-Kinetic's new chat feature

We both know we're a bit sad in admitting this, but we're rather over-excited about the latest new feature on the Co-Kinetic website, and as quite a few of you have tried it out already, it seems you like it too!

Located on the bottom righthand corner of every page of the site, you'll find a chat icon. This handy little tool allows you to speak to a member of the Co-Kinetic team straight away (or as soon as available if outside our "stretchy" UK office hours).

Just click the blue circle with the speech bubbles and you're off. You can use this new feature to ask questions, request new content, give us feedback, or whatever else you'd like to pitch in our direction. So start chatting now!

Presenting or hosting a conference?

Co-Kinetic are now working with conference organisers and presenters to design bespoke packages for their delegates/attendees.

Our friendly team are able to put together various packages depending on your requirements. These can include, but aren't limited to: special supplements designed around the content of your presentation/conference (digital or printed), promotional material and marketing.

The Co-Kinetic site also makes publishing content securely a breeze. To view our recently launched collaboration with Fortius International Sports Injury Conference 2015 simply click here.

To discuss the various bespoke packages we offer, please get in touch with a member of the Co-Kinetic team here.

Meet the Co-Kinetic team

We've already booked our places and you should too!

This year Co-Kinetic are excited to be attending the following events:

If you are attending any of these events we would love to meet you, so make sure you stop by the Co-Kinetic stand.

Client/patient leaflets

With over 13 million of our client/patient leaflets already distributed, we thought it was time to make this vital resource available through the Co-Kinetic site.

We've also made this resource even better as these double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5), full colour leaflets are now in PDF format, designed to be printed out and handed to your clients as and when you need to. No more waiting for the postman!

Click here to see the leaflets available.

Upcoming articles in our Manual Therapy Student Handbook series

Manual therapy student handbook: Assessment and treatment of the ankle and foot (article 7)

By Julian Hatcher Grad Dip Phys MPhil, MCSP FOM

This article is the seventh from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook and it describes how to assess and treat common foot and ankle complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.

Manual therapy student handbook: Assessment and treatment of the shoulder (article 8)

By Julian Hatcher Grad Dip Phys MPhil, MCSP FOM

This article is the eighth from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook and it describes how to assess and treat common shoulder complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.

Articles in the Manual Therapy Student Handbook include:

  1. Introduction to manual therapy
  2. Definitions: mobilisation, manipulation and massage
  3. Musculoskeletal assessment
  4. Musculoskeletal diagnosis
  5. Assessment and treatment of the hip
  6. Assessment and treatment of the knee
  7. Assessment and treatment of the ankle and foot
  8. Assessment and treatment of the shoulder
  9. Assessment and treatment of the elbow
  10. Assessment and treatment of the wrist and hand
  11. Assessment and treatment of the cervical spine
  12. Assessment and treatment of the lumbar spine
  13. Assessment and treatment of the thoracic spine

To purchase the full supplement for 50% less than the cost of buying the articles individually (including all thirteen articles with more than 40 accompanying videos) click here. Included free in the Full site subscription.

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