February regional meeting

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February regional meeting

2013-09-02T19:05:42+00:000000004230201309 in LCSP News

Our first regional meeting of 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead starting on the 21st February.


Next regional meeting

2013-09-02T19:05:15+00:000000001530201309 in LCSP News

Our next regional meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon running for two days from the 18th – 19th October 2013.


Forthcoming AGM

2013-05-14T09:17:46+00:000000004631201305 in LCSP News

Our forthcoming AGM will be held at Holiday Inn, Lancaster on the 21st June 2013. All members are welcome to attend


Congratulations to Nick Dinsdale

2013-04-15T07:36:55+00:000000005530201304 in LCSP News

Oulton Park RunxxxOne of our members Nick Dinsdale will represent Great Britain in the 55-59-year age group at the 2013 Horst ETU Sprint Duathlon European Championships after finishing second in the Oulton Park duathlon.

The Championship will be held on April 21st in Horst, Netherlands.

Nick finished second in his age group at Oulton Park on Sunday, March 17th in his age­ group, 90 seconds behind Roy Flanagan, who finished fifth and 11th respectively in the 2011 and 2012 World Championships.

Oulton Park - CyclexxxThe qualifier involved running one lap of the 4.3km circuit, followed by five laps on the bike, finishing with a final run lap.

Sprint distance duathlons usually include a 5km run, 20km cycle and 3km to 5km final run.

Nick hopes to race at Cambridge on April 14th, with qualification for the 2013 World Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Ottawa, Canada in August at stake.


Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014

2013-02-17T18:53:38+00:000000003828201302 in LCSP News

glasgow-2014-132632943We are very excited to bring you news about the Commonwealth Games following the huge success of the Olympic Games in 2012.  The Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow between 23rd July and 3rd August 2014 and the Clinical Lead for Massage Provision has asked us to spread the word as they are looking for Sports Massage Therapists to apply to work at the Games.  This is an incredible opportunity for therapists to get involved with something unique and we hope some of you will be involved.  Please have a read of the profile below and click on the link to apply:

Sports massage has a key role as one of the physical therapy services provided at the Commonwealth Games 2014. The sports massage therapists will be predominantly based at the Polyclinic in the Commonwealth Games Village, or at one of the competition venues, where they will work alongside the physiotherapists and sports medicine doctors. As part of a multi-disciplinary team it is expected that you will be involved in both pre-event and post-event sports massage services to the athletes. You should have the necessary experience to know when to seek specialist assessment and also be willing to accept referrals from specialist colleagues.

Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team, having excellent communication skills and a hard working ethic are therefore essential.

It is expected that the Sports Massage volunteers will possess a Sports Massage or Sports and Remedial Massage qualification to level 4 minimum and will have been qualified for a minimum of two years prior to application. (Jan 2013). Exceptional cases out-with these criteria may also be considered where evidence of experience within an elite sports environment can be demonstrated. Up-to-date professional insurance to a minimum of £5 million and a current First Aid certificate are also required.

Experience of working with elite athletes whilst preferable is not essential.

Click here to apply: www . glasgow2014 . com/volunteer


Next Regional Meeting

2012-12-20T15:38:29+00:000000002931201212 in LCSP News

Our next regional meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Oxford. (Peartree Roundabout), Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 8JD, on 22nd February 2012, 7 pm to 10 pm approx.

Topics to be discussed are: How MET’s can be used within your assessment procedures and there will also be an interactive questions and answers session by Dr.Paul Lambden and Steve Foster covering Real Life situations and consent. The evening consists of a free buffet and 3 hours towards your CPD. Please call the office on 01502 563344 to book a place.


The ABCC Annual Conference

2012-11-08T15:27:29+00:000000002930201211 in LCSP News

One of our members, Nicholas Dinsdale  has been invited to speak at the 40th Anniversary Association of British Cycle Coaching (ABCC) Pedal Power Annual Conference. The ABCC Annual Conference runs for two days, Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th November 2012 at Coventry Motor Museum – it is envisaged 120 coaches will attend. Nick will be speaking about the benefits of Musculoskeletal Screening of Competitive Cyclists – and the opportunity to acquire those elusive marginal-gains over competitors.

In view of British Cycling’s recent unprecedented success in winning the 2012 Tour de France and vast array of Olympic medals in London, this invite is considered a prestigious honour. Nick and daughter Nicola (NJD Sports Injury Clinic) are arguably one of the UK leaders in this particular field. Nick undertook his own research at Manchester Metropolitan University which was published and disseminated worldwide. This has enabled Nick and Nicola to develop their ‘clinic’ screening protocol which now attracts cyclists and triathletes from all over the UK.

The purpose of systematic Clinical Screening is to identify potential musculoskeletal deficits that are likely to predispose the cyclist to overuse injury and/or loss of power output. If carried out effectively, systematic screening can offer both Cyclist and Therapist a dual benefit. These dual opportunities are to address aspects in Sport Medicine (injury) and Sports Science (performance). The ideal time to carryout musculoskeletal screening is prior to a bikefit. Effective screening can then be utilised to optimise the subsequent bikefit process.

Typical screening involves checking all lower limb joints for normal function. The lower back and pelvic is checked, along with core and pelvic stability. Particular emphasis is placed on the lower limb and foot for alignment problems. If leg-length differences exist, it is crucial to differentiate between anatomical and functional. Often, older riders have most to gain because of degenerative joints, trauma / fractures and joint replacements.


Olympic Torch

2012-07-27T19:45:06+00:000000000631201207 in LCSP News

On 5th July the Olympic Torch passed through Lowestoft and went past our head office.


New president takes over at AGM

2012-07-27T19:43:06+00:000000000631201207 in LCSP News

Dr Paul LambdenAt our recent AGM we were delighted to introduce Dr Paul Lambden as our new president. Paul has taken over from Viv Pugh.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Viv for all his hard work over the years.


Should We Recommend Natural Running For Our Athletes?

2012-07-02T07:52:25+00:000000002531201207 in LCSP News

This article will appeal to LCSP Massage Therapists that work with competitive runners and triathletes. The article looks at the potential benefits and pitfalls of “Natural Running”….and its current evidence base.  It has been written for the Journal of sportEX dynamics at the request of the Editor Tor Davis and will be published in the 2012 July edition. The journal is subscription only and primarily targets massage therapists and manual therapists working in sport.


As professional Therapists we have a moral obligation and duty-of-care to protect our athletes by offering a safe and professional service based on evidence and clinical reasoning, this applies to new ideas like natural running. However, in athletics, at times there may be a need to be proactive – balance the evidence and take controlled informed risks if seeking to achieve those elusive marginal-gains. Thus, the aim of this short article is to stimulate interest in the potential dual benefits that natural running may have to offer while giving due consideration to associated risks and practical issues based on the current level of evidence.

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