Excellent BASEM Education Exercise in Health and Disease Course: From Dialysis to Nordic Walking

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Catherine Lester This was the first education day of its kind and masterminded by SEM consultant Dr Kate Hutchings. The course covered a wide variety of topics in a subject often poorly taught, both in undergraduate and postgraduate training. Tutors included several […]

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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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The ‘ins and outs’ of the sports physician’s role in pre-hospital medical care for mass gatherings

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective, a monthly blog series By Dr Amir Pakravan As the number of sports physicians providing medical care in the pre-hospital environment for mass gatherings is increasing, it is  important to share both resources and experiential information about this type of work. ‘A mass gathering’ is a public […]

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A responsible key-holder: is it time for legislation on medical provision for athletes at the sports ground?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Stefan Kluzek and Rose Penfold UK sports grounds typically have a stock of emergency medications, supplied and prescribed by a club doctor.  Recently, a physiotherapy colleague told me that Professional Sport Association pitch- side trainers informed her that medications, especially emergency medications, should […]

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Best foot forward: “AposTherapy – ‘con’ or convert?”

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr James Noake In clinic last week my orthopaedic colleague whispered to me, “So tell me more about this AposTherapy? That’s the third patient this week to quiz me about it”. Admittedly I had only ever cast a cursory (sceptical) eye over the advertisements, […]

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Attention doctors: please mind the physical activity gap

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Lucinda Poulton1, Paul Kelly2, Justin Richards2, Moiz Moghal3, Wilby Williamson2,3 Affiliations 1. University of Oxford Medical School (4th Year Medical Student) 2. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford 3. OxSport, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. Lack […]

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