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In review: our featured book and web resources

In review looks at our featured book Sports injury Prevention and Rehabilitation; the Prostate Cancer new online learning platform and Surviving Brain Damage After Assault and lots more for your reading enjoyment.

Featured book 

Sports injury Prevention and Rehabilitation David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon

This book’s editors have worked in a physiotherapy and coaching capacity for various high-level sports teams, including rugby and football. This is their second joint publication, and follows the release of High Performance Training for Sports in 2014. 
 
Divided into six parts, the book offers a series of expert masterclasses reviewing current best practice in the sports injury prevention and rehabilitation field. As each masterclass is written independently, readers can dip into the material rather than reading it from cover to cover. The authors supply extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter which direct readers to further reading and reassure them that the information is up-to-date and evidence-based. 
 
Chapters in the first two parts review the performance team and athletic competencies, covering topics such as psychology, nutrition, risk of injury profiling and the role of core stability and flexibility in injury prevention and performance. Part three includes chapters reviewing injuries based on tissue type for example muscle, tendon and bone.
 
The next part, on managing the injured athlete, is divided into regions of the body, such as the spine and shoulder, with illustrated examples of progressive rehabilitation exercises and discussion of best practice protocols. At the end, parts five and six cover topics such as pre-season training, environmental stress and the female athlete.
 
Many books are available on the subject of sports injuries and it can be difficult to know which one to choose. If you are interested in looking at one specific area in great depth then this might not be the book for you as it covers so many. It would, however, be a very useful reference book for students, physiotherapists involved in sport and coaches in the field of sports medicine where best practice is continually evolving. It is one of the most up-to-date texts available.
 
  • Helen Oakes, ESP 

Prostate Cancer UK    

Prostate Cancer UK has launched a new online learning platform. A range of online courses and webinars is available, free of charge, for health professionals working in the prostate cancer field. The charity’s aim is to give professionals the tools and information they need to expand their expertise. They can then improve the care they provide to patients, and develop their practice and careers.  
 

Surviving Brain Damage After Assault: From vegetative state to meaningful life; Barbara A Wilson, Samira Kashinath Dhamapurkar and Anita Rose

At the age of 28, Gary was assaulted, resulting in skull fractures and severe brain damage. This inspirational book documents his journey. 
 

Life After Encephalitis: A narrative approach; Ava Easton

Encephalitis is a devastating condition that robs people of the abilities most of us take for granted. It leaves people without their loved ones, and even in those families where the person affected survives the person they once knew can be dramatically changed. 
 

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet. It says a healthy diet should include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and have fewer sugary foods and drinks. The guide replaces the eatwell plate and reflects updated dietary recommendations, including those on sugar, fibre and starchy carbohydrates.  

 

MDT-FIT 

Multidisciplinary Team Feedback for Improving Teamworking is a toolkit designed to improve patient care across the cancer pathway. The toolkit won the Digital Innovation in the Treatment of Cancer category at a recent event run by Quality in Care. It was submitted by a team from Barts Health NHS Trust, King’s College London and Green Cross Medical Ltd.
 
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