Announcement of winners! 2017 BJSM PhD Academy Awards

By Alan McCall The hard work of PhD candidates and their innovative findings are integral to moving our field forward. They provide evidence based practical recommendations for clinicians and practitioners. The BJSM PhD Academy Awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of younger and emerging leaders. The ‘People’ and the ‘Editors’ have voted for the inaugural BJSM PhD […]

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Highlights from the 2017 future of football medicine conference

By Dr Chris Garnett On 13-15th May 2017, the largest annual football medicine event in the world took place at the iconic Camp Nou in Barcelona.  ‘The Future of Football Medicine’ Conference, organised by the Isokinetic Medical Group in association with FIFA, brought together 2,500 delegates and 197 of the world’s most renowned speakers from 90 […]

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A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017, and partnership for sustained dissemination of the EuroFIT program

By Dr. Marcos Agostinho A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017 took place in The City of Football, home of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), with a formal public presentation of the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity. The program was coordinated by the Health Ministry, in Portugal’s Directorate-General of Health (DGS), […]

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No more poker face, it is time to finally lay our cards on the table

By Andy Rolls1, with contribution from Alan McCall1  1 Arsenal Football Club, Research & Development Department, London, UK LEARNING TO SHARE, SHARING TO LEARN ‘Learning to share, sharing to learn’ is a title I have borrowed from an article published in the teaching literature.[1] It is based on the premise that unless individuals disseminate or […]

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Football injuries and their prevention with Swedish football injury warriors Martin & Markus

By Nirmala Perera (@Nim_Perera) with contributions from Martin Hägglund (@MHgglund) and Markus Waldén (@MarkusWalden) What are the most common/’costly’ football injuries? Hamstring Injuries Hamstring injuries are the most common injuries in football. The findings are consistent across studies. In fact, hamstring injury rates seem to be increasing in elite football.1 The long head of biceps femoris is most […]

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Evidence based medicine in elite sports – why go for the “1%ers”?

By Chris Morgan @chrismorgan10 I am a big advocate of Twitter and its role in promoting clinical discussion and professional disagreement! I recently had a discussion on Twitter regarding the use of evidence based medicine in the treatment of elite athletes. This was just after Usain Bolt posted a picture of himself receiving treatment for his […]

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Team doctors have authority over managers to make medical decisions #PlayerSafety1st

We’ve all caught wind of the recent media flurry after last Tuesday’s unreserved apology (and settlement) by Chelsea FC to former sports physician, Dr. Eva Carneiro (@EvaCarneiro). The team’s management were explicit that Dr Carneiro had acted completely appropriate when she ran on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard in last August’s opening day […]

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Geeking Out at the Football Medicine Strategies Conference (BJSM’s 2015 Cover competition winner shares the story of her prize, and 5 take home messages)

By Christina Le @yegphysio I won registration to the Football Medicine Strategies Conference in London through a BJSM Twitter contest and lived to write about it. My blog highlights some of my favourite take home messages from the conference. Read about great clinical tips from Jill Cook, Tim Gabbett, Carl Askling, and more! Originally posted on […]

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