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Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (SEPNZ)–celebrating our new name
  1. Hamish Ashton1,2
  1. 1 Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand, New Zealand
  2. 2 P2P Physio, Tauranga, 3112, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Hamish Ashton, P2P Physio, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand; hamish.ashton{at}

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Welcome to the Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (SEPNZ) edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). As many leading sports medicine groups have done, we changed our name to include physiotherapy’s focus on exercise. Although we don’t claim exercise as solely our domain, it is a huge part of what we do. Our name now proudly reflects this.

SEPNZ promotes the practical application of knowledge, and in this issue 6 of BJSM’s 24 annual issues we highlight some terrific examples. As guest editor I have chosen a number of papers with information ‘you can use in your practice tomorrow’.

From the famous Snyder-Mackler lab in Delaware, USA, Dr Zakariya Nawasreh guides us on return to sport after ACL reconstruction ( see page 376 ). He makes a compelling case that objective criteria – not time alone – should guide return to play clearance. This extends key work from …

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