Does the Nordic hamstring exercise prevent hamstring injury?

By Ashokan Arumugam1, Kavitha Vishal2   1Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy Section, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden 2Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India   PEDro synthesis on the following paper: “Al Attar WSA, Soomro N, Sinclair PJ, et al. Effect of injury prevention programs […]

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New Eligibility Regulations for female athletes with “Differences of Sex Differentiation”

By By Simon Franklin, Jonathan Ospina Betancurt @JonathanOspinaB and Dr Silvia Camporesi @silviacamporesi  New Eligibility Regulations for female athletes with “Differences of Sex Differentiation” have been put forward by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today (26 April 2018) (https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/eligibility-regulations-for-female-classifica). The regulations say that athletes, including Semenya, will have to reduce and then maintain their testosterone […]

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ClaudicatioNet: the Dutch Exercise Prescription for Non-Communicable Diseases

  It’s common knowledge that being physically active is better than sitting on the couch. Numerous studies have demonstrated the abundant benefits of physical activity.1,2 Luckily, one does not have to become an athlete to profit from these advantages, because even moderate levels of physical activity are sufficient to lower the risks.3 Despite overwhelming evidence […]

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Exercise oncology part 3/3: exercise as a therapeutic tool in an out-patient oncology setting

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Lauranne Bazin and Justin Carrard For our final blog in the exercise oncology series, we spoke to Dr. Didier Jallut, who, for over 20 years has worked as an oncologist at an out-patient setting dealing primarily with breast cancer patients in Lausanne, Switzerland. What […]

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Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer

  Letter in response to BJSM Article: Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer.   Dear Editor, It was with great pleasure that I read the recent review article by […]

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Time to dispense with the male/female binary in sport? Analysis of the cases of Laurel Hubbard and Mack Beggs

  By Lynley Anderson, Taryn Knox and Alison Heather International media has reported on Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year old trans-woman weightlifter who has been named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete in Australia in 2018. Hubbard is the first New Zealand weightlifter to medal at any world championships and is the first transgender athlete […]

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Your patient has an ‘exercise associated wheeze’… it might not be asthma!

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Katie Marino @krmarino1 Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is a broad speciality that overlaps a number of different areas. Perhaps one of the more overlooked aspects of SEM is cardio-respiratory physiology and the vital role it has on performance. To gain more knowledge in […]

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