Physios in Sport

  • From physiotherapist student to [want to be] master: the road to excellence

    Please click on the following link to access a blog written by two physios in sports members Kenny Watt & Alastair Little,and published on BJSM online.

    http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2013/09/18/from-physiotherapist-student-to-want-to-be-master-the-road-to-excellence/

  • Lumbacurve opinions sought from Chartered Physiotherapists

    LumbaCurve back pain relief
    Manual healthcare professionals’ opinions and views sought

    What is LumbaCurve?
    LumbaCurve is a passive therapy device developed for the relief of non specific low back pain which attempts to focus on L4 / L5.It initially provides a passive gravity assisted traction (PGAT) – put simply it gently stretches the lower back, causing the vertebral joints to separate. This in turn, relaxes the discs and frees up the spinal nerves, thus giving pain relief, as practised by Western physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Osteopaths. In addition to this the LumbaCurve design features provide the combined benefits of shiatsu stimulation, yogic stretch, and acupressure massage, all recognised techniques, employed in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

    This simple to use product can be used by either healthcare practitioners in the treatment room in conjunction with their own therapy, or by individual sufferers, and so offers potential resale opportunities

    Is LumbaCurve Effective?
    The product works well with LPB sufferers and user testimonials are impressive. In order to reinforce this, LumbaCurve has been submitted for clinical evaluation using RCGT to measure it’s before / after pain levels and mobility in sufferers of non specific LBP.


    This work is being carried out through the UCLan School of Allied Health under Professors Jim Richards and James Selfe. These trials have just received ethics approval and patient recruitment is now taking place. We are confident that this will lead to the publication of the research papers in the medical journals which will assist us in gaining NHS / PPA / CCG approval for its use in the treatment of LBP.

    Confidence in the commercial potential LumbaCurve for back pain relief is reflected in the recent substantial investment in the company by bio medical venture capital organisation Spark Impact

    Opinions and reviews needed
    We are seeking out opinions and views from NHS 2009 NICE guideline developers, physiotherapists or other specialists in this field on how effective LumbaCurve is as cost effective drug free treatment for LBP. Anyone interested doing a review please leave your details on our contacts page

    Thank you for your help
    David Pegg

  • Message from the National Institute for Health and Care Guidance - NICE guideline consultation - Head Injury

    Dear stakeholder
    I'm writing to confirm that the draft Head injury (update) clinical guideline is now out for consultation and runs until
    the 4 October 2013. Below is the relevant link where you will find all the instructions and documents needed in order
    to get involved and make your comments:
    http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG/Wave25/18/Consultation/Latest
    I'd be grateful if you ensure all responses are provided using the comments proforma at
    http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=download&o=58326 (ensuring all relevant fields are completed,
    including your organisation's full name) and forward this electronically by 5pm at the latest on the 4 October 2013
    to:
    head_injury@nice.org.uk
    As part of the new clinical guideline process, an embargoed copy of all final guidelines will now be available to
    stakeholder organisations two weeks before the official publication. This embargoed version will, however, only be
    available to stakeholder organisations that comment during the draft consultation period and will also be subject to
    the signing of a confidentiality form. The confidentiality form will be e-mailed to all stakeholders along with
    instructions on completing and returning the form within 5 days of the consultation closing.
    Economic Modelling
    The National Clinical Guideline Centre has produced an economic model in support of their report. The Institute
    would like to offer stakeholders the opportunity to receive an executable version of this model by email.
    Executable copies of the model will be released to you on the basis that you agree in writing to the following
    conditions for its use. If you wish to request a copy of the model please put your request in writing, together with
    your agreement to the conditions, to Joy Carvill - joy.carvill@nice.org.uk
    The economic model and its contents are confidential and are protected by intellectual property rights, which
    are owned by the National Clinical Guideline Centre. It cannot be used for any purpose other than to inform
    your understanding of the guideline. Accordingly, neither the model nor its contents should be divulged to
    anyone other than those individuals within your organisation who need to see to them to enable you to
    prepare your response. Those to whom you do show the documents must be advised they are bound by the
    terms of the Confidentiality Acknowledgement and Undertaking Form which will need to be signed and
    returned to the Institute by your organization prior to receiving a copy of the model. The confidentiality form is
    available with the rest of the consultation documents on the link above.
    You may not make copies of the file and you must delete the file from your records when the guideline
    development process is complete. You must confirm to us in writing that you have done so. You may not
    publish it in whole or part, or use it to inform the development of other economic models.
    The models must not be re-run for purposes other than the testing of its/their reliability.
    If you have any further queries on this guideline review consultation, please contact Joy Carvill -
    joy.carvill@nice.org.uk
    Many thanks and kind regards,
    Joy Carvill
    Guideline Coordinator
    Telephone: +44 (0)845 003 7780
    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
    10 Spring Gardens | London | SW1A 2BU

  • RFU community rugby injury surveillance project (CRISP) 2013-2014

    About the project
    The RFU community rugby injury surveillance project (CRISP) involves the collection of information on injuries occurring in the English community game. The valuable information is essential in developing future injury management strategies in the game.
    We need your participation
    We are currently recruiting RFU affiliated clubs competing within RFU playing levels 3-7 to participate for the 2013-2014 season.
    Clubs wishing to take part will be asked to report the following information to the Project team during the 2013-2014 season:
    • Details on any 1st XV match injuries which prevent the injured player from playing for at least one week after the injury.
    • A list of players involved in each 1st XV match
    • A questionnaire completed by each 1st XV squad member
    **The squad list and injury information can be submitted either using web-based or paper forms**
    **Additional opportunity: Functional movement screening and fitness testing**
    • The Project team will be visiting a number of clubs once during pre-season to carry out functional movement screening and fitness testing with players.
    • This provides us with vital information on the physical characteristics of community players to complement the injury data collection.
    • Participating clubs will receive feedback on their results including an additional report on how their players compare with those across other clubs.
    Please note that testing sessions may be limited so please contact the team early if you would like to nominate your club for this testing.
    Benefits to your club and the game
    • Participating clubs will receive a report of their match injuries for the season, including a comparison with other clubs of a similar level.
    • Monthly prize draw for completed returns.
    • Membership to the IRB Rugby Science Network (http://www.irbsciencenetwork.com)
    • You will be making a valuable contribution to the understanding of injury patterns in English Community rugby.
    If you would like your club to participate or require more information, contact:
    Dr Simon Roberts:
    Tel: 01225 384531
    Email: rfu-crisp@bath.ac.uk
    Project website: http://go.bath.ac.uk/rfu-crisp

  • Publication of the NICE Quality Standard for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce that the Rheumatoid Arthritis quality standard has been published on the NICE website on 28 June. You can view the quality standard by following this link: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/QS33

    Kind Regards,

    The Quality Standards Team

    Health and Social care Directorate
    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
    Level 1A | City Tower | Piccadilly Plaza | Manchester M1 4BD | United Kingdom
    Website: http://nice.org.uk

  • Sign up for a free sample copy of sportEx medicine

    sportEX publishes practical, up-to-date information for Physios working in sport.

    Enhance your practice and knowledge with our range of Journals, manuals, CPD quizzes, group discussion topics and public advice leaflets.

    Sign up for your free sample copy of sportEX medicine by clicking here http://spxj.nl/14UATkN

  • Working with Young Athletes in Football – it’s not JUST kids play, but that helps.

    Below is a link to a blog written for the BJSM  by physios in sport South East Regional Representative, Sam Blanchard which makes really good reading.

    http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2013/06/22/working-with-young-athletes-in-football-its-not-just-kids-play-but-that-helps/

  • Elsevier bookclub – 20% discount on Elsevier books for all ACPSEM members!

     

    To select your books go to http://www.elsevierhealth.co.uk/physiotherapy/spe-40055/&dmnum=BKACPSEM  

    To claim your 20% discount enter the code BKACPSEM at the ‘Checkout’

  • Paralympic Potential Seeks Future Stars

    Future Paralympic stars will have the chance to be fast-tracked on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to an exciting new initiative.

    A partnership between UK Sport, The English Institute of Sport (EIS) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil - the first Paralympic talent identification initiative since London 2012 - seeking disabled athletes aged between 16-35 years old with the drive to compete and win at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.

    Athletes wishing to prove they have “got what it takes for Rio” can sign-up at www.paralympics.org.uk/potential until 1st August 2013.

  • Request for information from The RFU Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (CRISP)

    About the project

    The RFU community rugby injury surveillance project (CRISP) involves the collection of information on injuries occurring in the English community game.  The valuable information is essential in developing future injury management strategies in the game.

    We need your participation

    We are currently recruiting RFU affiliated clubs competing within RFU playing levels 3-7 to participate for the 2013-2014 season.

    Clubs wishing to take part will be asked to report the following information to the Project team during the 2013-2014 season:

    ·         Details on any 1st XV match injuries which prevent the injured player from playing for at least one week after the injury.

    ·         A list of players involved in each 1st XV match

    ·         A questionnaire completed by each 1st XV squad member

    **The squad list and injury information can be submitted either using web-based or paper forms**

    **Additional opportunity:  Functional movement screening and fitness testing**

    ·         The Project team will be visiting a number of clubs once during pre-season to carry out functional movement screening and fitness testing with players.

    ·          This provides us with vital information on the physical characteristics of community players to complement the injury data collection.

    ·         Participating clubs will receive feedback on their results including an additional report on how their players compare with those across other clubs.

    Please note that testing sessions may be limited so please contact the team early if you would like to nominate your club for this testing.

    Benefits to your club and the game

    ·         Participating clubs will receive a report of their match injuries for the season, including a comparison with other clubs of a similar level.

    ·         Monthly prize draw for completed returns.

    ·         Membership to the IRB Rugby Science Network (http://www.irbsciencenetwork.com)

    ·         You will be making a valuable contribution to the understanding of injury patterns in English Community rugby.

    If you would like your club to participate or require more information, contact:

    Dr Simon Roberts: 

    Tel:    01225 384531     

    Email:   rfu-crisp@bath.ac.uk

    Project website: http://go.bath.ac.uk/rfu-crisp

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