Report on Marathon Medicine, the London Marathon conference on the Science and Medicine of endurance running

By Drs Charles Pedlar @pedlarcr and Courtney Kipps @ProActiveSpMed The 35th Marathon Medicine conference was held on the 21st April 2018 at RIBA in Central London in partnership with and supported by the Virgin Money London Marathon.  The event attracted over 300 delegates this year from volunteer medical staff working in the medical tents at the Marathon […]

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‘The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 countries: the PURE study’ – What it all means

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng “Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life!” “Household chores could save your life: The tiny amounts of physical activity from cleaning the floor and tidying up cut your risk of death by 28%!” You may […]

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Training error and achilles pain

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Tom Goom @TomGoom, Sports Physiotherapist at the Physio Rooms and the creator of Running Physio; lead on Running Repairs Course  http://www.running-physio.com/running-repairs-course/ Achilles tendinopathy is a common problem among runners and can be a challenge to manage. As clinicians, we want to help the […]

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Sports Medicine at the 2015 London Marathon: critical reflections from a medical and a physiotherapy student

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody & Liam Newton The medical student experience – @seancarmody1: The London Marathon is a fascinating event from a sports medicine perspective. The 38,000 participants represent nearly every category of athlete. The weekend warriors to world record-holders range in abilities and disabilities […]

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