Vicenzino’s Mobilization with Movement – at last my scientific mind can rest! Guest Blog by Erin Macri, PT

Book review of Mobilization with Movement: The Art and the Science (2011) by Bill Vicenzino, Wayne Hing, Darren Rivett and Toby Hall I clearly remember the first time I took a course in Mobilization with Movement (MWM). My entry level physical therapy training was purely biomechanical in its approach to understanding and explaining the effects of […]

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Dr Christopher Hughes on Safeguarding Patients – Whistleblowing in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Guest blog by Dr Christopher Hughes: VS. A footballer comes back from a trip abroad having undergone some questionable intervention from a dubious practitioner using an unconventional, non-evidence-based rationale (see example here )…. An independent healthcare practitioner recommends a costly series of procedures for an athlete for an indication when current evidence points to the […]

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EVIDENCE-BASED considerations for the Prevention of Heat related illness in Marathon Training (part 2)

Continuing our discussion of marathon issues, here are key guidelines from BJSM Associate Editor Professor Tim Noakes: 10 Recommendations for the Prevention of Heat illness: 1.   Perform adequate conditioning. The athlete must have trained appropriately and be conditioned for the planned activity. 2.   Undergo acclimatization if competing in unaccustomed heat or humidity. 3.   Avoid adverse […]

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EVIDENCE-BASED considerations for the Prevention of Heat related illness in Marathon Training (part 1)

The packs of runners visible on many urban landscapes are a clear sign that distance road race season is upon us. As professional and amateur competitors get ready for their big events, lots of advice and suggestions are bouncing around the Internet. One of the most common misconceptions is that athletes should over-hydrate before races […]

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New BJSM Warm up! Tendinopathy: no longer a ‘one size fits all’ diagnosis

Lots of exciting new tendon research presented in the April 2011 issue of BJSM (view online here!). As an introductory taste, here’s an excerpt of the Warm up by Jill Cook: Tendinopathy: no longer a ‘one size fits all’ diagnosis Tendon research has come a long way. So far, in fact, that 120 tendon-interested clinicians […]

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What the BJSM editors look for in a paper – clinical relevance

BJSM is transparent about its peer-review process. We receive 1000 papers a year and can only publish about 10% of them. So 60% of papers are returned to authors after the editorial team has reviewed them. Who’s the editorial team? It’s Karim Khan, Babette Pluim and Jill Cook. So these are called ‘rejected without external […]

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No Oscar for BJSM videos but 1.3 million page views isn’t bad!

Just  a short blog post today to alert you to lots of great free material on the home page. We didn’t get an Oscar for the ‘Mark Hutchinson’ physical exam videos but nomination can’t be far off. Learn to examine the knee, shoulder, hip/groin in this practical series. It’s free! And in the blizzard of […]

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Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre website — Great online resource

The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre, located at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences has a diverse team of experts from the fields of exercise medicine, ortheopedics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and physiotherapy. Its led by professors Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr who are both renowned for their experience with national team and Olympic sports medicine. Cutting-edge researchers and advocates for […]

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