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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

_78391832_darek-parallelbars-oct2014A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Bulgarian fireman Darek Fidyka was left paralysed from the chest down after his spinal cord was severed when he was stabbed repeatedly in the back in a street attack in 2010.

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International Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference 2014

ISSSMCInternational Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference
Northumbria University
19th – 21st August 2014

As usual this years’ Conference will feature presentations by, and discussions with, 30 leading global experts in all aspects of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, including HK authors Iñigo Mujika and Vicky Tolfrey.

Human Kinetics will also have a display of books at the event where visitors can browse some of the latest books covering a whole range of relevant Sport Science and Medicine topics, including the eagerly anticipated new release, High Performance Training for Sport.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News

Surface palpation techniques for physiotherapists

This comprehensive guide is supported by photographs demonstrating palpation techniques of surface body landmarks and will assist students and healthcare professionals in becoming proficient in surface palpation techniques.

Employing a step-by-step approach, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation describes each stage in using palpation as a key component during a physical examination, covering the bony tissue, soft tissue and neurovascular structures of all body regions.

Normal Price: £46.99 l €61.10
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £37.59 l €48.88

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Come and see us at ECSS

HK StandHuman Kinetics will once again be exhibiting at ECSS and we look forward to greeting old friends and making new ones on Stand 52, which is located on the ground floor to the right of the main entrance.

Some exciting new titles will be on show as well as established favourites and you will have the opportunity to purchase them at generously discounted prices.

If you are interested in authoring or editing a book with Human Kinetics and would like to discuss your thoughts and ideas further, then HK Europe’s Acquisitions Editor – Chris Wright will be holding a question and answer session on Wednesday 2nd July between 19.15 and 20.30.

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Fitness News, Webinars

Free webinar on Myofascial Release

Ruth DuncanJoin us on Thursday 26th June at 3.00pm BST for a free webinar “MFR, learn what the FASCIANATION is all about” presented by Ruth Duncan, author of Myofascial Release.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a popular therapy for new therapists and for those wishing to expand their skills.

This free webinar will offer insight into the important components of MFR discussed in more detail in the book.

Ruth will describe the role of fascia and how it affects the body when it is injured. She will also discuss how therapists can find these inured and tight areas and by using MFR techniques can help resolve pain and dysfunction, and restore balance and health.

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