Work It. Make It. Do It. Sports injuries at the Olympics: an overview from past games and future directions

#IOCprev2017 Engagement, Evidence, & Practice Blog Series By Nirmala Perera (@Nim_Perera) Examining the changing profiles of injuries provides opportunity for insight, and potential to better embed innovative injury prevention strategies and advances in sports medicine. Athletes from over 200 nations gather every four years for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to celebrate sport, culture, fair play and […]

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Crossingtheline Summit – Let’s Talk About Athlete Retirement

By Fiona Wilson Crossingtheline (crossingthelinesport.com) is an exciting new initiative launched by a group of ex international athletes, led by Gearoid Towey (four time Olympian and World Champion rower). Its purpose is to provide a platform and resource to support athletes in retirement. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard famously quoted, “Nothing could satisfy me outside […]

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Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games – inspiration and aspiration for young athletes and practitioners alike

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective, a monthly blog series By Dr Ritan Mehta   I recently worked at the Sainsbury’s School Games in Sheffield, which was an extremely enlightening experience. Having worked at the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 I was keen to build on my experience at a multi-sport games and […]

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Valerie Adams – Greatest shot putter ever talks about her physio & sports medicine team / And you can get the Aspetar Journal (96 pages) hard copy for free!

This interview was published in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal and is reproduced with the kind permission of Aspetar – Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital. Just email journal@aspetar.com with the address you want the excellent Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal sent to and you’ll join 1000+ on the subscriber list. No junk mail, no selling your […]

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Dr. Chris Milne, BJSM Editorial Board Member, receives Queen’s Service Medal for Achievement.

Dr. Chris Milne, BJSM Editorial Board Member, was recently awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for achievement in Sports Medicine. Demonstrating ‘meritorious service to the Crown’ is no small feat. Some of Chris’ notable contributions to Sports Medicine include: President and Chairman of Sports Medicine New Zealand, President of Australasian College of Sports Physicians, and team […]

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A Sensational Experience as a Physiotherapist in Colombia for the World Games 2013

By Laura Partridge, member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine,  www.physiosinsport.org From anticipation to preparation Following their qualification at last years World Championships in Japan, I eagerly anticipated – for over 10 months – accompanying the Great Britain Ultimate Frisbee squad to the World Games. The World Games, one of the prestige […]

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Injury prevention, advances and challenges of the international paralympic committee, and countdown to the next games

It has been 12 months since Rowan Atkinson plonked the piano with his umbrella to Chariots of Fire in the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Wikipedia says he is worth 85 million pounds, loves cars, has retired ‘Mr Bean’ and has been married to Sunetra Sastry for 23 years. But I digress already. Now, Professor […]

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Insights from the 2012 Paralympic Games

By Dr Dinesh Sirisena Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly Guest Blog) Billed by the official television broadcaster as the main event following the Olympic Games ‘warm-up’, the Paralympics have surpassed all expectations and will undoubtedly change perceptions of disability sport in Great Britain. For most, it has been an awakening as […]

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London 2012, the highs, the lows and……the Legacy: A UK trainee perspective

By Dr Ritan Mehta Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly Guest Blog)   We have just witnessed the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’.  Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 26 sports in a total of 39 disciplines at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Whether you are a sport enthusiast […]

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Guest blog: Do athletes with prosthetic limbs have an unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes?

    Abhishek Chitnis 3rd Year Medical Student Keele University Email: v0z55@students.keele.ac.uk The use of prosthetic limbs in medicine has helped many patients over millennia lead a more comfortable life, enabling them to continue their activities of daily living as well as to compete in sport. In developing countries, prosthetic limbs are mainly used because […]

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