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Archives for August, 2008


Sportex is a quarterly issue publication aimed at health professionals in the sporting environment.

The diverse subject range is neatly broken down into three distinct categories. Subscribers can also benefit from an extensive on-line archive of articles along with added features such as downloadable patient advice leaflets.

Sportex Medicine Publication

Sportex Medicine Publication

SportEX medicine features articles on the diagnosis, treatment, functional and advanced rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries occurring in sport.

The key features of sportEX medicine include:

  • Evidence-based information which you can use immediately
  • Tools and resources to help you save time, such as our well-known and Patient Advice Leaflets which can be photocopied for clients and our Practitioner Prompt pages which you can stick on your wall
  • Contributions from the very best sports medicine practitioners
  • Full colour articles which are presented in a visually interesting and fun way



HealthEX specialist is a quarterly magazine targeted at individuals working in the promotion of physical activity for health.

healthEX specialist is particularly appropriate for:

  • Physical activity health promotion specialists working in PCTs and local authorities
  • Sports development officers
  • Medical professionals including GPs and practice nurses
  • Clinical exercise specialists working with special populations
  • Teachers working to increase physical activity participation
  • Individuals working in workplace settings
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    SportEx Dynamics

    SportEx Dynamics

    The key features of SportEX Dynamics include:

    • Evidence-based information and tips which you apply immediately
    • Tools and resources to help you save time, such as our well-known and highly regarded Patient Advice Leaflets which can be photocopied for clients and pre-planned strength, conditioning and flexibility circuits
    • Contributions from the very best sports scientists, coaches and sports medicine practitioners around the world
    • Full colour articles which are presented in a visually interesting and fun way
    sportEX dynamics is targeted at individuals involved in:

    • Improving sports performance
    • Increasing fitness and conditioning
    • Preventing injuries
    • Identifying potential injury trouble spots and faulty techniques
    • Applying manual therapy techniques such as sports massage
    • Analysing techniques and skills
    • Assessing clients and patients




    The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country’s 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.

    The CSP

    The Society is a member-led organisation, governed by the CSP Council. This is made up of elected CSP members and is supported by a system of boards, branches, committees and groups. The CSP provides an exceptionally wide range of member services and is also a campaigning organisation, speaking up for physiotherapists and promoting the physiotherapy profession.

    New iCSP Network Launched

    Network to facilitate and promote members’ learning on public health issues

    This network has been launched to facilitate and promote members’ learning on public health issues, with a focus on physical activity and to further support members in the exciting evolution of physiotherapy practice.

    • How is physiotherapy connected to physical activity?
    • How can physiotherapists support people to tackle obesity?
    • How can physiotherapists encourage older people to maintain/regain an active lifestyle?

    These are all highly topical questions that can be discussed on the new Move for Health interactive CSP network.

    Maintaining the health of the nation is a huge concern for UK governments and has/have become a hot topic in national press and media. Issues such as childhood obesity, exercise and lifestyle have brought into question what physiotherapists are doing to maintain the health of society and to prevent the health adverse consequences of certain lifestyle choices.

    This new network will give you an opportunity to share ideas, discuss concerns, post documents and be updated with news related to physiotherapy and physical activity.




    The Osteopaths Act 1993 established the General Osteopathic Council to ‘provide for the regulation of the profession of osteopathy’

    The GOsC’s aim are:  

    • To protect patients
    • To develop the osteopathic profession
    • To promote an understanding of osteopathic care

    The GOsC:

    • Registers qualified professionals
    • Sets standards of osteopathic practice and conduct
    • Assures the quality of osteopathic education
    • Ensures Continuing Professional Development
    • Helps patients with complaints about an osteopath

    The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is one of the 13 UK health and social care regulators. The regulators are set up to protect the public so that whenever you see a health or social care professional, you can be sure they meet the required standards.

    The Sports Massage Association is the UK professional body representing sports massage practitioners and the profession. 
    Driven by the increasing demand for sports massage among sports participants but confusion as to who was appropriately qualified, the Sports Massage Association was launched at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 to be independent body regulating sports massage practitioners in the UK. With support from the leading sports bodies, related professional groups and educators it has grown to represent over 1000 members and is now recognised and the lead body for sports massage by the major employers in the UK.