Physiotherapy and ‘The Young Athlete’: Education, advocacy, and the upcoming ACPSEM biennial conference

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Claire Treen @ClaireTreen In recent months, politicians in the UK have – quite rightly – talked a lot about the NHS. However, perhaps because many teens don’t vote, we don’t hear as much about the challenges of bone growth, adolescent and young adult […]

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Announcement of the BJSM 2014 Cover Competition prize winners, drum roll please…

A huge thank-you to everyone who voted in this year’s cover competition. Thanks to the record number of voters in all rounds. And thanks for your comments on the BJSM covers – which you may use in your presentations and social media to illustrate key points. Read the interesting career development stories from the a […]

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Aspiring to get ahead? Sports Physio tips from the UK to Qatar

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Johnathon King (@Jonny_King_PT) & Liam West (@Liam_West) You need mentors and role models to get ahead in your career. From this perspective, I Liam West (LW) interviewed Jonny King (JK), (a successful physiotherapist from the UK now based in Aspetar, Doha) to find […]

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Sports Medicine postgraduate studies for physiotherapists…life changing?

Zuzana Machotka (@drzuzi) takes a look at the literature on postgraduate studies in Physiotherapy. Evolution of physiotherapy education Physiotherapy education has changed dramatically over the past century. Initially taught in colleges and hospitals, Physiotherapy Studies were predominantly skill-based and clinically-focussed. Physiotherapy soon became a university degree and adopted a clinical science framework.(1, 4) Graduate physiotherapy […]

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) in physiotherapy: practice based insights

By @Peter_Gettings   I’m a Physiotherapist and I divide my time between Rheumatology and MSK patients. Here I share my experience of learning and using musculoskeletal ultrasound in my clinic. I have worked in private clinics, private hospitals, an EPL football academy and a professional cricket team — now I work exclusively within the NHS.   […]

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To MSc or not to MSc? Deliberations from two physiotherapists

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Part 1 of a 2 part series on making your post-graduate plans. By Jonathan George (@J_George85) & Gruff Parsons Is a SEM Masters degree worthwhile for physiotherapists? To get the lowdown we sourced opinions from two up and coming  UK physiotherapists currently enrolled in the Cardiff […]

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Live from Glasgow’s Sports Medicine Tent – 5 tips from #Games Doctor

By Doctor Rebecca Robinson @RjpRobinson In July 2014, I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity of a registrar’s lifetime. Working with Team England in medical headquarters for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Here are my Top 5 Tips: 1. Preparation, preparation, organisation Games time comes and goes fast, so do your homework. Arriving a […]

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For sports physios: Doing the best you can to multi-task in modern hockey

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) blog series (UK Physios in Sport) See also the recent issue of BJSM edited by UK Physios in Sport by clicking here: And of course, your UK Physios in Sport membership opens up all the BJSM content (via the Physios in Sport website). By Michael […]

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Not everything in sport is black and white: #addsomecolour…….Part 2 The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine Biennial Conference

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series Click HERE for part 1. Conference sessions Continuing on the theme #addsomecolour, Alison Rose, a Physiotherapist who has worked with Jessica Ennis and the Brownlee brothers, discussed her success using visceral manipulation as a treatment with athletes (an unusual concept for most physios). She highlighted […]

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Not everything in sport is black and white: #Addsomecolour…….Part 1 The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine Biennial Conference

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series By Charlie McCall With a healthy dose of intrigue, I set off from Bristol for Glasgow and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) Biennial conference in late October.  The high calibre international speakers and diverse topics in the conference […]

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