Time to bring in pitch-side medical video replays in football – more important than goal line videos?

By Andrew Massey @andy_massey I listened with interest at the 2016 Isokinetic Conference where attendees discussed the importance of a medical team within the football community, and return to play. The event lived up to its reputation of creating a space for cutting edge science and practice innovation. Discussions of ‘best practices’ made me think about a […]

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Getting the best out of athletes: Load, Injuries and Determination

By Rory Heath (@roryjheath) and Xanni von Guionneau The Arsenal SEMS Conference “Marginal Gains in Sports Medicine” provided deep insight into attaining and maintaining the highest level of sporting performance in professional athletes. As the elite athletic population becomes more homogenous, the value of “marginal gains” in achieving podium finishes and championship titles is more important […]

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Interested in Sports and Exercise Medicine? Three ‘must dos’ I learnt at the Football Medicine Strategies Conference

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Rory Heath (@roryjheath) In a rare moment of free time at the recent Isokinetic “Football Medicine Strategies” Conference, an audience of thirty prospective SEM clinicians gathered to attend an exclusive lunch break Q&A with Dr Peter Brukner and Professor Karim Khan. “How do we get the […]

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Hamstring highlights from Arsenal FC SEMS March 2016 Conference

By Dr. Ronan Kearney (@KearneyRonan) The Arsenal FC Sport and Exercise Medicine conference (FC SEMS) brought together world experts to advance the knowledge base in muscle injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and return to play in football. The topic of hamstring injury (HSI) featured strongly. Here are 6 ‘take home messages’ for sports and exercise medicine professionals. […]

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Muskelverletzungen im Sport – Klassifikation

PD Dr. Peter Ueblacker Die häufigsten Verletzungen im Profi-Fußball, der Leichtathletik und vielen anderen Sportarten betreffen die Muskulatur und haben damit eine große Relevanz. Eine differenzierte Therapie und Rehabilitation ist nur nach einer präzisen Diagnosestellung und Klassifikation möglich. Aufgrund unserer täglichen Arbeit mit Profi-Athleten aus vielen verschiedenen Disziplinen, v.a. aber Fußball und Leichtathletik, liegt naturgemäß […]

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Congrats to ECOSEP, MuscleTech Network, and FC Barcelona – the 2015 cover competition winners!

Congratulations to all of the collaborators and supporters of the ECOSEP/FC Barcelona, December 2015 BJSM issue (#24) for winning the 2015 cover competition by a landslide (honorable runner up goes to Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand 49(issue #14) Strong debut performance!). We had the pleasure of sharing the news with two of the major contributors: Nikos Malliaropoylos (founding member […]

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Football Medicine Strategies: Return to Play Conference, major value for both seasoned SEM pros and students

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “When will they be able to get back playing?” ..That is the question that the medical staff of football clubs attempt to answer most days of their working lives. The question may come from coaches, journalists, agents, supporters, club owners and […]

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Joint Statement by the FSEM and BASEM: A Doctor’s duty of care when attending a football game

RE: A Doctor’s duty of care when attending a football game When the referee requests the medical team, at any level of football, to attend to a player, it is the medical team’s absolute duty of care to attend and assess the player. This is governed by standards of medical practice issued by the General […]

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Is the abuse of medication the next major concern in sports medicine?

By Dr Sean Carmody “Also, be aware of the pills you take. If you take sleeping pills to overcome jet lag, before you know it, you’ll be taking them every night. When your arm is sore and you’re given medication for it, throw that bottle away. Those pills will give you a painful, persistent ulcer. Be […]

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Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care Conference – Take home messages

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Zachary Spargo (@ZachSpargo) After attending the Football Medicine Strategies (#FMS2015) Conference in London, I was inspired to put together a brief, yet hopefully informative overview of the streams I attended. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn, first hand, from some of the […]

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