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  • The 11 Rs in Concussion Part 2: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery [Article]

    Having read Part 1 of this article, you will already be able to identify if a player has suffered a sport-related concussion (SRC) and whether they need to be removed from play. Here, Part 2 will allow you to determine the best treatment and rehabilitation for any patient suffering an SRC, as well as how to help them return to sport while being alert to any ongoing effects or potential development of long-term consequences. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.

  • The 11 Rs in Concussion Part 1: Screening [Article]

    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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Headache Types - Self-Diagnosis Chart [Printable leaflet]

    This self-diagnosis chart of headache types outlines the clinical features, triggers and management options for migraine, cervicogenic, tension, cluster and sinus headaches. It 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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Migraine [Printable leaflet]

    This advice leaflet outlines the causes of a migraine, how it is diagnosed, triggers and how physical therapy can help. It 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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Sinus Headache [Printable leaflet]

    This advice leaflet outlines the causes of a sinus headache, the symptoms, diagnosis and things you can do at home to help. It 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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Cluster Headache [Printable leaflet]

    This advice leaflet outlines the causes of a cluster headache, the symptoms, diagnosis, warning signs and what you can do. It 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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Tension Headache [Printable leaflet]

    This advice leaflet outlines the causes of a tension headache, the symptoms, diagnosis and how physical therapy can help. It 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.

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Cervicogenic Headache [Printable leaflet]

    This advice leaflet outlines the causes of a cervicogenic headache, the symptoms, diagnosis and how physical therapy can help. It 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.

  • Happy Holidays Or Is It? Client Information Resources

    Brandable client advice leaflets designed to help your social media page followers and clients cope with the stress, anxiety and sometimes even depression, brought on by the run up to the Christmas season. It includes a set of resources packed with tips on reducing stress and anxiety and emerging from the holiday in good mental and physical health. It particularly emphasises the role of massage as a stress reducer and could be used in conjunction with the "Give the Gift" campaigns promoting massage packages or gift options. For more information about branding this content click here. You can download some free social media and patient leaflets by logging in or registering a free account below (no subscription required).

    These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased as a set using the purchase button below.

  • Concussion in Sport: Putting the Guidelines into Action [Article]

    This article brings together the latest resources and evidence available to help you put current guidelines into practice. It features videos, copies of the SCAT3 and PSCA templates, interviews from four key medical perspectives and a continuing education elearning assessment.

  • Return to play following maxillofacial trauma: science, consensus or pragmatism? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (14 mins)

    This content consists of a 14 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Cyrus Kerawala graduated in medicine from St George's Hospital in 1992. Since he specialises in the surgical ablation and reconstruction of head and neck cancer patients he also chose to study dentistry, gaining another honours degree from The Royal London Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of both England and Edinburgh.

    After experience in general surgery and neurosurgery, Mr Kerawala spent five years of specialist training in the North East of England. He passed the Intercollegiate Examination in Maxillofacial Surgery in September 1998 and has been on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since August 1999.

    In 2005 Mr Kerawala was awarded the BAOMS Surgery Prize by his national association in recognition of his national and international contribution to patient care. Mr Kerawala's surgical interests concentrate on mucosal and cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck, particularly reconstruction of the post-ablative defect. His main research areas concern free tissue transfer, marginal control of disease, management of the neck and salivary gland cancer.

    He devotes a significant amount of time to teaching, professional training and continuing medical education. Mr Kerawala has presented over 100 papers at international and national meetings and has been invited to lecture throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia. In addition he has published over 50 papers in peer-review journals, written five chapters for textbooks and edited a further book.

  • Should sports consider neuroimaging in the assessment of concussion?

    This article discusses the current evidence for the short- and long-term effects of concussion in sport and how occurrences of concussion should be managed. The article also considers the potential role of medical imaging in terms of assessing both acute and chronic head injuries. Greater awareness of when medical imaging could be used will aid the practitioner's understanding of its potential contribution while still maintaining the fundamental importance of clinical judgement.

  • The brain, movement and pain: part 2

    Our brains are constantly being remodelled in response to our movement and pain experiences. This article seeks to highlight the neural mechanisms involved in this neuroplastic remodelling, as these processes are vital for therapists to understand. We will look at how we can start to target the cortical representations of the physical parts of the body within our cerebral cortex and the research, science and techniques behind the process.