How often do you encounter a patient with ‘tightness’ in parts of their musculoskeletal system and encourage stretching to ‘loosen’ it and improve flexibility and range of motion? How often do we ourselves practise yoga to stretch and improve our own flexibility? We use these terms glibly, because, well, everyone knows what ‘stretching’ means, right? And the answer to that question, is actually, probably not! This article is Part 1 of two, which will really get you thinking about what exactly you mean when you use the word ‘stretch’ and will allow you to do the right kind of stretches for the best result depending on the desired outcome. This article has been extracted from chapter 2 of the author’s book Yoga and Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
This is the third part in a series of articles leading you step-by-step through how to run your own Open Clinic event and discusses a great strategy to use when you are paying for marketing... Read More
Part 1 of this article described the hip morphology associated with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and how to accurately identify FAI syndrome (FAIS) using the triad of symptoms, clinical signs and imaging findings. This article,... Read More
Check out this quarter's most newsworthy and discussed pieces of research among your peers, on the topic of massage and manual therapy. Register free below or sign in with an existing account, to access this... Read More
Concussion in sport can be challenging to identify but it is crucial that it is not missed. This article, Part 1 of 2, discusses what you need to know so that you can identify sport-related concussion using appropriate sideline evaluation tools, with links provided for easy download. In addition, the guidelines around mandatory and discretionary signs of concussion and the appropriate actions are described enabling you to be able make the all-important decision regarding removal of the player or allowing them to play on. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
Catch up on this quarter's essential physical and massage therapy research. Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique Co-Kinetic take-home messages. This is one of our most popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
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Twenty one years ago I abandoned my life as a physiotherapist to publish an educational journal for medical professionals working in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury. The first issue went out during The All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon). As a once relatively committed player, it seemed fitting. And was the sole reason why Steffi Graf graced my first ever cover. Twenty years on, much has changed, but in ways very little has changed. The ethos of the journal, was and always has been to save you time. If you're interested in the business journey Co-Kinetic and I have taken, and the lessons I've learnt in the process, then keep reading....
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Do you know what content marketing is? Maybe you do, but, according to our survey results, the chances are you aren’t doing it. You should, though, because this is the side of marketing that lets you do what you do best: share your knowledge and enthusiasm of a subject you love, which will build trust with your audience who, in turn, will be more likely to become your clients when they decide that they need help from a physiotherapist. This article will show you the many different faces of content marketing and how it can be done quickly and easily.
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