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7 key attributes of Sports Doctors and Physiotherapists at The Commonwealth Games

How can young doctors and physiotherapists get involved? Paul Dijkstra (@DrPaulDijkstra) I’m passionate about high performance medical teams and how they work. I used the lead-up to yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, to chat with participants from different countries here with me in the Village. The excellent sports clinicians […]

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Benefits and barriers: Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) conferences through the eyes of a student

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Holly Weaver The consensus amongst my peers was that being a team doctor in the Olympics would make a ‘Top 5 jobs in the world’ list. You may therefore be surprised to hear then that it is relatively easy to progress through undergraduate […]

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Final Round! – BJSM’s Best Cover of 2011 Competition

  Thanks to everyone who voted in rounds 1 & 2. Here are the finalists: A. South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) Congress issue (June 2011) vs. B. BASEM’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference issue (July 2011) Who will be the champion? While you can only vote once – get your friends to vote too […]

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Don’t miss Richard Budgett’s Olympics podcast…

Just a quick alert that Richard Budgett, the Chief Medical Office for the London Olympics, shares his very special insights. He was an Olympic Gold medal winner in Los Angeles before serving the UK and now the world! Click here for the podcast And remember, the IOC, through its Medical Commission, supports the 4 of […]

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Fit is not actually ‘vs.’ Fat – Guest Blog by Professor Timothy Noakes

On Monday the Guardian published It’s not obesity that’s killing us – it’s the lack of exercise. Inspired by research presented at UKSEM (see also Blair Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, and BJSM Warmup 2011; 45), the Guardian exhorted us to focus less on obesity and more on physical […]

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Moneyball: Rewarding excellent sports medicine care. But check your indemnity limit. You may need more if treating elite professional athletes.

UKsem was the first conference to have a ‘Moneyball’ panel session; attendees voted with their feet that this should happen again. What’s ‘Moneyball’? The unabridged term refers to Michael Lewis’ book of that name. It’s about a baseball team who performed much better than they should have by recruiting cheap players who didn’t have the […]

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