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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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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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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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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What you need to know about hamstring injuries and how to prevent them with “Hamstring Hero” Kristian Thorborg  

#IOCprev2017 Engagement, Evidence & Practice Blog Series By By Nirmala Perera @Nim_Perera with contributions from @KThorborg and @ryan_timmins Hamstring injuries Hamstring injuries are common muscular injuries in athletics1 and in team sports such as football,2, 3 rugby4 and Australian football-5 sports that all involve high-speed running, sudden acceleration and deceleration. These activities increase the eccentric forces within […]

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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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Winner announcement: BJSM 2014 cover competition

The Dutch Association of Sports Medicine theme issue that focused on muscle injuries won the Oscar for BJSM’s 2014 cover.  The clear winner broke the The South African Sports Medicine Association’s  3-year stranglehold on the coveted trophy; no other nation had captured this ultimate among sports awards. Congratulations to all 17 BJSM member societies and particularly to those […]

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Triathlete with calf/Achilles pain – what’s the diagnosis? (Just one of six fun interactive cases!)

We know that case-based learning is the most effective and fun way to improve clinical skills. So BJSM provides opportunities! Under the “Education” tab on the home page, click on Image Quiz. You’ll find real-life cases – ideal for medical students and junior doctors. (We tested our EIC on two and are pleased to report […]

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