Volume 30- Issue 6 -November 2017 SPC's E-Magazine filled with member benefits such as BJSM journal, IFSPT member news and much more. 
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Welcome to the re-vamped online edition of Momentum magazine. Your monthly connection to articles, research and new resources for physiotherapists in sport. 
Volume 30- Issue 6 November 2017 SPC Momentum E-Magazine
Table of Contents

BJSM Latest Issue
BJSM Login Information
SPC BJSM Warm Up Article: From high performance to clinical practice
Resource Corner: 
Consensus Statement: Evidence-based framework for a pathomechanical model of patellofemoral pain
Consensus Statement: Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes
Articles & Reviews: 
Gait retraining: out of the lab and onto the streets with the benefit of wearables
Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Reminder: The Power of Innovation: TCC 2017 
SPC's BJSM Issue is Now Available!
Featuring SPC's Chris Napier as Guest Editor

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SPC BJSM Warm Up Article!

From high performance to clinical practice

  1. Nadine Plotnikoff1,2
  2. Christopher Napier, 134

Hello to the world’s BJSM community from your Canadian Sport Physiotherapy colleagues! At 1500 members strong, Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) is the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s second largest special-interest group. With hard-working SPC provincial sections serving our members from British Columbia to the Maritimes, we are proud to measure ourselves as 5500 km from coast to coast. Just as we are learning from BJSM communities as far away from us as South Africa, and as close as the USA, we are confident we can add value from Canada—an international physiotherapy leader.

Many of you have crossed paths in the high performance world with SPC credential holders. For over 40 years, our credential programme has provided a training platform for Canadian physiotherapists interested in working in sport; 800 members have participated in some component of the SPC Certificate and Diploma processes. Each level of certification requires a written and practical examination and is achieved through extensive field and clinical preparation. Examiners, mentors and Sports First Responder instructors form the robust member group surrounding this programme.

We have a long-standing role in providing the selection for members of Canadian Major Games medical teams. Recent acknowledgements of our credential holders’ skill sets include acceptance into the approved educational pathways of the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy. You will also see our credential holders working at the highest levels in the NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer professional leagues.

Providing quality educational experiences is important to us. We have just finished hosting our second annual concussion symposium. We remain committed to offering a multi-disciplinary concussion learning event every year and we are proud of our physiotherapy concussion leaders who have an important presence in international circles around this topic. Our famous ‘Grey Cup’ weekend (Canadian Football League) has provided the time and place for our Concussion symposium, allowing our attendees to experience a piece of Canadiana. Are we unique in our love of a frozen football field on a bitter cold November day? I think we must be.

So now, in addition to regional events, we look forward to offering November 2018’s Concussion Symposium and October 2019’s World Congress of Sport Physiotherapy, to be held in Vancouver, BC. Please join us at these events. We would enjoy renewing or making your acquaintance there.

In the meantime, we offer you this year’s SPC edition of the BJSM. In it, we offer you a mix of articles designed to create some excitement around the topic of ‘High Performance to Clinical Practice’, a theme which we intend to broaden at our October 2019 IFSPT World Congress in Vancouver.

Resource Corner

Consensus statement: Evidence-based framework for a pathomechanical model of patellofemoral pain: 2017 patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester, UK: part 3
Christopher M Powers,1 Erik Witvrouw,2 Irene S Davis,3 Kay M Crossley4 

Consensus statement: Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016/17 evidence summary from the IOC expert group meeting, Lausanne. Part 4—Recommendations for future research

Articles & Reviews

Don't miss this good read: 
Gait retraining: out of the lab and onto the streets with the benefit of wearables
  1. Christopher Napier, 
  2. Jean-Francois Esculier, 
  3. Michael A Hunt
Movement retraining can correct faulty movement patterns.1 However, as with any treatment, retraining needs to be activity specific—there are various types of ‘retraining’ and the treatment needs to match the movement fault.2 As experts at analysis and rehabilitation of movement, the concept of gait retraining fits well into a sport physiotherapist’s tool kit. The advent of readily accessible high-speed motion capture technology to assess and provide feedback on running patterns allows practitioners to incorporate gait retraining in their clinics. Furthermore, wearable technology makes it possible to measure many metrics ‘in the field’ that were previously only quantifiable in the lab. The purpose of this editorial is to discuss the potential of wearable technology to monitor and give feedback of gait outside of a lab and clinic setting.

Systematic Review &Meta-Analysis
Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Catherine Sherrington1
  2. Zoe A Michaleff1,2
  3. Nicola Fairhall1
  4. Serene S Paul1
  5. Anne Tiedemann1
  6. Julie Whitney3
  7. Robert G Cumming4
  8. Robert D Herbert5
  9. Jacqueline C T Close5,6
  10. Stephen R Lord5

What are the findings?

  • Previous meta-analyses have found that exercise as a single intervention prevents falls in older people.

  • Many new trials have been published in recent years.

How might it impact on clinical practice in the future?

  • Overall, exercise reduces fall rates in community-dwelling older people by 21%.

  • Greater fall prevention effects—rate reductions of 39%—are seen from exercise programmes that challenge balance and involve 3 or more hours/week of exercise.

  • Exercise as a single intervention reduces falls in community-dwelling people with Parkinson's disease or cognitive impairment.

  • There is currently no evidence that exercise alone reduces falls in residential care settings or among stroke survivors or people recently discharged from hospital.


REMINDER: The power of innovation 

DATE: November 30-December 2, 2017
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