Kathryn Thomas (BSc Physio, MPhil Sports Physiotherapy) is a physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the Institute of Sports Science and University of Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated both her honours and Masters degrees Cum Laude, and with Deans awards. After graduating in 2000 Kathryn worked in sports practices focusing on musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. She was contracted to work with the Dolphins Cricket team (county/provincial team) and The Sharks rugby teams (Super rugby). Kathryn has also worked and supervised physios at the annual Comrades Marathon and Amashova cycle races for many years. She has worked with elite athletes from different sporting disciplines such as hockey, athletics, swimming and tennis. She was a competitive athlete holding national and provincial colours for swimming, biathlon, athletics, and surf lifesaving, and has a passion for sports and exercise physiology. She has presented research at the annual American College of Sports Medicine congress in Baltimore, and at The South African Sports Medicine Association in 2000 and 2011. She is Co-Kinetic’s technical editor and has taken on responsibility for writing our new clinical review updates for practitioners.
Rebrandable client resources explaining the powerful health benefits of massage. It includes a client newsletter, a single page advice handout on the benefits of massage and three cool infographic style posters covering: "25 Reasons to Get a Massage"; "Should You Have a Massage Today Flow Chart"; "The Benefits of Sports Massage". You could also easily use these as posters so we've given you each poster in A3 format as well as the A4 brandable version. For more information about branding the content click here. You can download the "Benefits of Sports Massage infographic along with its associated social media by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).
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The latest infographic created by Co-Kinetic for the Tennis Injury Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists. You can check it out in full here - OPEN ACCESS.
The latest infographic created by Co-Kinetic for the Soccer Injury Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists. Check it out in full here - OPEN ACCESS.
This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for hamstring strains. The leaflet includes an overview of the injury, along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises and repetition guidelines (which can be changed by practitioners where appropriate). Each exercise includes an image and description and where available a link to an interactive video.
Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.
Rebrandable client resources on the treatment and prevention of two of the most common tennis injuries, ankle sprains and tennis elbow. It includes a client newsletter called Don't Lose Out to The Top Seeds of Tennis Injury along with exercise handouts and advice leaflets on ankle sprains and tennis elbow. For more information about branding this content click here. You can download some free social media and a client leaflet by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).
Isn’t this the pressure that you, as a physical therapist, are put under every day? “How soon, how quickly, when, why, how come?”; “This is costing me money and time, I’m losing my place in the team, I have a race coming up…” Making that call of when a patient can return to full sport can be challenging; especially when there are coaches, sponsors, parents and the athlete all adding to the ‘drama’, as well as social media or the internet giving their own ‘advice’. There is a plethora of information out there regarding hamstring injuries, often confounding. You are not alone, even the research can be confusing and ill-defined. This article will look at the most recent research available regarding return-to-sport pre-requisites following a hamstring strain injury and enable you to get your patient to that point of readiness through the most current, and successful, rehabilitation protocols. Register below to read the key points for this article.
According to research, 88% of physiotherapists are aware of the current Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity Guidelines, but only 16% answered the three specific components correctly in a study published in the Lancet in 2016. And yet as health care providers, and this isn't limited to just physiotherapists, but to all physical and manual therapists, we are perfectly positioned to promote the benefits of physical activity, and better still use it to develop trust and build on relationships with new prospective clients. Physical activity is in fact a huge marketing opportunity. This article will review the current guidelines and explore how we can make best use of this knowledge to add value to the lives of our patients and clients. Register below to read the key points for this article
Rebrandable client resources helping people get fit and stay injury free in the snow sport season. It includes a client newsletter on 6 Strategies for Staying Safe on the Slopes along with two exercise handouts on Power Exercises for Snowboarders and Skiers respectively. For more information about branding this content click here.
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common presentations in primary healthcare. It is a complex condition with a multifactorial aetiology, which perhaps explains why there is a lack of strong clear evidence for effective treatment protocols. The treatment-based classification (TBC) system is one of several models that classify LBP patients into subgroups in order to tailor treatment more appropriately, which seems to yield improved outcomes. This article reviews the evidence available, the TBC system and treatment recommendations. With explanatory videos, links to current research results and patient exercise leaflets, this article will allow you to better understand and more effectively treat your LBP patients. Register below to read the key points for this article
This leaflet outlines the many benefits of massage for health and has been written specifically for patients. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
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