In review: sports medicine book and other items

Frontline samples a selection of books and other resources.

Featured book: Clinical sports medicine (5th edition),
Peter Brukner and Karim Khan and others
ISBN: 9781743761380

Claiming to be the 'cornerstone' text on all matters relating to sports and exercise medicine, Brukner and Khan's book, is, without doubt one of the world leaders in this area. Used by clinicians from a variety of professions, it was one of my key texts while studying physiotherapy at university, and remains a central component in every student's reading list.

The text provides a thorough exploration of and guide to the world of physiotherapy and musculoskeletal medicine. Aspects covered include diagnosis, injury assessment and management, working in a sports environment and the role of the sports clinician. The information is presented in a concise fashion, and pictures complement the instructions provided in the text.

A key feature is the quality of the authors. Physiotherapists and doctors working at the top of their fields provide valuable insights on contemporary sports injury management. Several CSP members, including Adam Meakins, Phillip Burt and Lawrence Mayhew, have contributed to or written chapters.

This latest edition features more evidence-based content than its predecessors. This enables the various authors to cover the latest developments in the sports medicine arena, but also to supply guidance and information that can be applied in non-sporting settings. There are more than 300 new figures and tables, as well as six new chapters looking at topics such as:
  • training programming and prescription
  • return to play
  • pain: the clinical aspects

An ebook offering linked masterclass videos is also available. For details, go to This is a great book for any physiotherapist working in the musculoskeletal setting, and certainly one for the department.

Stuart Palma, project manager, leadership and participation, CSP

Can I tell you about multiple sclerosis? A guide for friends, family and professionals
Angela Amos
ISBN: 9781785921469
Part of a series of on clinical conditions, this book tells the story of Maria, a woman with multiple sclerosis. This illustrated book will be a guide for children aged seven and older, as well as older readers.

Motivate 2 Move (M2M)
This continuing professional development resource is available through the website of the Wales Deanery, which delivers postgraduate medical and dental education for Wales. The resource aims to help health professionals to educate patients about the wide-ranging health benefits of physical activity. Topics include musculoskeletal health, neurological disorders, obesity and pregnancy. Visit

Inpatient falls
The National Audit of Inpatient Falls has collaborated with other agencies to produce a tool that will help staff in acute settings in England and Wales to assess patients' eyesight in a speedy way. The tool, Look out! Bedside vision check for falls prevention, is intended to reduce the chances of patients falling or tripping while in hospital.Visit

Pain booklet
Pancreatic Cancer UK has produced a booklet titled Pain and pancreatic cancer that can be downloaded from its website. A section on emotional pain explains that many factors influence how patients feel about their pain.These include stress and worry, depression, any spiritual and religious beliefs, and relationships with other people. Visit

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: Distinctive features (2nd edition)
Rebecca Crane
ISBN 9780415445023
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is being used increasingly in therapeutic practice. It encourages clients to process experiences, helping them to change their relationship with challenging thoughts and feelings.


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