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Two New Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Journals

Posted Jan 14 2009 7:19pm

There are two journals that I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention.  One is new and another is fairly new to me! 

Sports Health – A Multidisciplinary Approach

Sports Health is an exciting new journal put together by the powerful forces of The  American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), and the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Wow what a group!

The exciting part of this group is the fact that this is going to the premier multidiscipline journal with a collaboration of surgeons, primary care physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.  I love this type of collaborate and I am sure you will too.

The journal is also edited by an all-star team from each of the above societies.  Editor-in-chief is Dr. Ed Wojtys from the AOSSM, with associate editors Dr. George Davies (APTA), Dr. Matthew Gammons (AMSSM), and Dr. Riann Palmieri-Smith (NATA).

The first issue is out and if you are a member of AOSSM, AMSSM, or the Sports Section of the APTA you should have already received it.  If you are a member of the NATA you need to pay an extra small fee to your membership to receive the journal (not sure why the short stick!?!).  As a member of the Sports Section of the APTA, I know receive JOSPT, NAJSPT, and Sports Health.  Well worth the yearly dues!

The first issue is already a hit with excellent articles focusing on ACL reconstruction.  There are articles slanted towards each of the professions.  The next issue, due out in March, is a special issue on the overhead athlete.  I will have a couple of articles in that issue.  One will be a research report on our measurement technique for glenohumeral internal rotation.  The other will be a clinical commentary that I wrote with Dr. Thomas Gill on the evaluation and treatment of the overhead athlete.  This is my best and most comprehensive paper on the subject to date and I am really excited about it.  The issue will feature part 1, reviewing the physical characteristics and evaluation of the overhead athlete.  Part 2 on treatment will be in the nest issue.


Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

The second journal I wanted to bring to your attention is the Journal of Bodywork and  Movement Therapies.  It is the official journal of the Association of Neuromuscular Therapists of Ireland, The Australian Pilates Method Association, and The National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists in the USA.  I was introduced to the journal by it’s Leon Chaitow.  You may recognize Dr. Chaitow’s name as I have posted about his excellent books in the past, in particular his book on muscle energy techniques.

After being a reader of the journal and enjoying the manuscripts, I am proud to say that I have just joined the International Advisory Board for the journal.  I look forward to working with Leon and the other editors and board members.  The journal has also just become index in Medline so you will be seeing more from it in the future.

It is a great journal for interesting articles on manual therapy and neuromuscular therapy approaches that are so desperately in need of quality research.  I am sure you will pick up a few new techniques each issue, like I do.  As a orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist, athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning specialists myself, I can say that the journal will be useful to all of these professions.


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