Where is Sport and Exercise Medicine heading?

Guest Blog by Dr Pria Krishnasamy The UK trainee perspective (The BJSM blog features the trainee perspective every two weeks)* As I edge closer to the crossroads of my own career, I muse aloud as to where Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is heading?  Is the majority of our workload going to involve musculoskeletal medicine […]

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The speciality is Sport and Exercise Medicine. It’s time to get the balance right.

Guest blog By Dr Matthew Stride The UK trainee perspective (A monthly BJSM blog feature)* The year 2012 represents a pivotal time for the speciality of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Time will tell whether the Olympic and Paralympic Games will leave any significant lasting ‘legacy’ on the health of our nation.1 However there is no […]

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PLAYING GENERATION GAMES – a novel approach to active ageing

Guest Blog by Dr Kate Jackson The UK trainee perspective (A monthly BJSM blog feature)* This morning I was walking through woods on one of those glorious crisp days. I stopped in a patch of sunlight, with my North Face hat pulled down over my ears, and I felt a physical upsurge of pure, simple, […]

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Prevention is better than cure: SEM in the prevention of musculoskeletal injury

Guest Blog by Dr Sarah Davies Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A monthly series on the BJSM blog) “The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.” Hippocrates It’s that time of year when the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future […]

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2012 Olympic test events: encouraging medical preparedness and camaraderie – Guest blog by Dr Kate Hutchings

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A monthly series on the BJSM blog) With the countdown to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ‘Test Events’ have started to take place throughout the UK. These are an integral and essential part of the preparation for any games — the London Prepares Series is a comprehensive […]

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Vitamin D: The stuff of Super-heroes – Guest blog by Dr. Ade Adejuwon

Elite athletes are revered for their ability to repetitively perform feats that push the human body to its physical and physiological limits. In the eyes of many they are superhuman. If we consider fictional superheroes many demonstrate the same abilities, albeit exaggerated, that we admire in athletes such as strength, speed and agility. Sports scientists […]

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