Sportex Time-saving resources for physical & manual therapists

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  • From Therapy Student to Clinical Practitioner: Get Better Results with Your Patients Through Effective Communication Techniques [Group of articles]

    As a therapist effective communication can make the difference between a happy and an unhappy client. Learn how to give yourself the best chance to win a loyal customer, and achieve the greatest success with your treatment, using some of the tips and tricks about communicating effectively contained within these articles. It includes articles on effective communication to people who may have body image concerns, the general principles of effective patient communication, and the importance of good communication within multidisciplinary teams. This is the fifth and final section of our content module "From Therapy Student to Clinical Practitioner" which covers essential topics on making the transition from a therapy student to a fully-fledged clinical practitioner. Every article is printable and downloadable.

  • Anatomy and Soft Tissue Injury Review

    The publication consists of seven articles written by GP and sports physician, Dr Simon Kay. It is currently 45 pages and contains 52 videos and animations that help bring the joints to life. Ideal for either learning purposes or for showing patients and clients the source of their musculoskeletal problems! Additional animations are added on a regular basis. There is also a multiple choice question learning test accessible under the Elearning assessment section. Perfect for revision purposes!

    This purchase includes access via both the website (on desktops and laptop computers (Flash format)) as well as through our mobile app which is downloadable from the Apple and Android (Google) app stores (including Kindle Fire).

  • Best of Manual Therapy

    This online resource includes the “best of the best” published articles from the sportEX journals, aimed at the manual therapist in practice or in training. Keep in touch and up to date with these easy to read and informative articles that bring topics to life and provide you with hands on tips and techniques to use in your day-to-day practice or study.

    This purchase includes access via both the website (on desktops and laptop computers (Flash format)) as well as through our mobile app which is downloadable from the Apple and Android (Google) app stores (including Kindle Fire). Click here to download our app.

    This online resource features:

    • 29 articles (146 pages), with 37 multimedia animations and technique video clips, and 16 sets of discussion questions help to reinforce learning and retention of key points
    • Authors include world class practitioners such as Whitney Lowe (US), Bob McAtee (US), Brad Hiskins (Aus), Paula Clayton (UK) and Humphrey Bacchus (UK) amongst others
    • The resource is as applicable for first time students as it is for practitioners needing continuing education
    • 6 continuing education quizzes are included within the articles which results in a PDF certificate on passing, for your portfolio
    • Access the resource online or as an app on your mobile device
    • This is a single one off purchase.

    For the full article listing showing all the articles included in the manual click here > 

  • ePALs - electronic public advice leaflets

    A perfect resource for health professionals like physical therapists, workplace health professionals, physical activity promoters, fitness professionals working with members of the public.

    This purchase includes access via both the website (on desktops and laptop computers (Flash format)) as well as through our mobile app which is downloadable from the Apple and Android (Google) app stores (including Kindle Fire).

    • Online and mobile access included
    • Print from any computer/printer
    • Unlimited print-outs and emails to clients
    • 60+ leaflets and increasing
    • Includes three ranges: medical conditions and PA; injury rehabilitation; sports first aid
    • Recommended in several NHS resources
    • Endorsed by medical charities
    • Peer-reviewed every year
    • Evidence-based
    • Meets Plain English patient information standards

    Please note that this is an online product and a one-off purchase (there is no recurring payment required). Once purchased it is also available through our mobile app. Just download the Co-Kinetic Journal app from the Apple app store or Google Marketplace and log in using the same login details that you use for the Co-Kinetic website. Click here to download our app.

    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.

  • The Massage Therapist's Survival Guide by Robert Granter

    The review below, of the Massage Therapist's Survival Guide, was written by Bob Bramah, a sports massage practitioner and physiotherapist.

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    Title – Massage Therapist’s Survival Guide Author – Rob Granter, soft tissue therapist Publisher – Self published with sportEX Reviewer - Bob Bramah, MCSP Target audience – Aimed at both students and experienced practitioners, regardless of experience and level of qualification.

    Overview – Rob Granter’s passion is palpable in this guide. He imparts his obviously vast knowledge with clarity. An exceptionally comprehensive guide and a must for every practitioner’s collection.

    Key features – It consists of eight main chapters:

    • How to seek appropriate mentors
    • Getting inspired about your profession
    • Optimising your technique
    • Optimising your treatment positions
    • Looking after yourself and avoiding injury
    • Using treatment therapy tools to relieve pressure on your body
    • Staying inspired
    • Protecting your business with adequate insurance

    Style – Clear, concise and comprehensive. Delivered with an incontrovertible fervour for this subject. Well photographed and with meticulous descriptive text. An indispensable guide for every practitioner at every level.

    Overall opinion – This is a great resource. Rob Granter is articulate and has a wealth of knowledge to impart. The emphasis is on the importance of posture and technique and the problems that inevitably arise when these are poorly applied. The detailed text and excellent photographs guide the reader through precise tutorials on correct techniques to optimise the effectiveness of treatment and to keep the therapist injury-free.

    Not only does Rob Granter extensively expound the complications sustained by practitioners over time, but he also explains the specific anatomical areas under strain when performing each treatment with incorrect posture. He offers tips to counteract potential problems and exercises to correct existing problems. This book is suffused with invaluable advice encompassing all aspects of a massage therapist’s career. Highly recommended. A survival guide indeed and a wise investment.

  • Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries - Guidelines by the ACPSEM

    This is a 100 page resource focuses on the "Management of acute soft tissue injury using Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation". Purchase of this resource includes unlimited access to the digital version of the publication (which is accessible both online and also through the sportEX mobile apps (iPad/Android/Kindle Fire)). If you are a current member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) - please contact them for your membership discount voucher code.

    The purpose of this supplement is to present this review of the clinical effectiveness and pathophysiological rationale for using PRICE for acute soft tissue injury. This resource is relevant for all physicians and healthcare professionals (particularly those involved in sports medicine), first aiders, and adults self managing an acute soft tissue injury.

    This purchase includes access via both the website (on desktops and laptop computers (Flash format)) as well as through our mobile app which is downloadable from the Apple and Android (Google) app stores (including Kindle Fire). Click here to download our app.