Let’s get physical! It’s ‘Physical activity for life’ today on World Physiotherapy Day 2017

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng (@soniawmcheng) Today, September 8 is none other than World Physiotherapy Day, and this year the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) is celebrating the profession with the message ‘Physical activity for life’. This message builds on the World Health Organisation’s call for global […]

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Invitation to the FIMS Team Physician Advanced Course 23 – 26 September 2017

By Alexandre Rebelo-Marques (@ARebeloMarques) On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am pleased to welcome our outstanding faculty and delegates to the Best European Destination in 2017 – Porto, Portugal for the Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport (FIMS) Team Physician Advanced Course (TPAC). The course will be held from 23 – 26 September at the […]

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One road to Rome: Exercise

By Dr Nicky Keay (@nickykfitness) Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of symptoms including: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The underlying pathological process is insulin resistance which distorts metabolism. Temporal and mechanistic connections have been described between hyperinsulinaemia, obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin levels rise, potentially stimulated by an excess intake of refined […]

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Premier league injury watch – same old story?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) A new football season is upon us, with the premier league back in action alongside the lower divisions which recently kicked off. Already much of the focus is on who is going to be contending for the premier league title this […]

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One small step for a human, and a giant leap for humankind

Introducing the Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng (@soniawmcheng) As you’ve likely read from these previous posts on the BJSM blog, the case to increase population-wide participation in physical activity is stronger than ever. And, like the unsung space heroes at NASA, who crunched the numbers and successfully launched humans […]

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Mental health of elite young athletes: spot and support them before it’s too late

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Johnson Pok-Him Tam (@tamph4) and Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni) Elite sport is results driven. Each generation of new athletes is pushing themselves to new limits, to reach new heights and eclipse records set by their predecessors. But what impact can this constant cauldron of pressure […]

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Isaac Makwala and some thoughts on the challenge of Norovirus at major games.

By Dr Juan-Manuel Alonso  @DrJuanMAlonso So, what initially looked like a food poisoning turned out to be a Gastroenteritis / Norovirus outbreak . The big evil all sport events medical cover organisers tried to avoid at all costs. Really bad luck! For one reason or another, the Botswana team leader and doctor did not inform […]

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Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, September 2017 “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health”

  This years Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference promises yet again to be a highlight of the international sports medicine calendar. The conference will focus on “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health” and takes place on the 15th and 16th of September in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland […]

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Running (more!) randomised controlled trials in sport and exercise medicine – Tips for clinical research

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Dr Robert M Barker-Davies Have you ever considered running a randomised control trial (RCT)? Or at least perhaps wondered why there aren’t more of them in sports medicine? RCTs along with systematic review and meta-analysis are the gold standard for evidence-based medicine. […]

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