On this week’s BJSM podcast, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Editor In Chief (EIC) elect Dr Clare Ardern PhD (T: @clare_ardern) helps clinicians address the difficult questions about return to play (RTP). In this 27-minute podcast Dr Ardern discusses: Tips for clinicians when approaching RTP with athletes (and here is […]
Category: Injury prevention
For more powerful safety messages, focus on adverse outcomes not risk factors
Cross Fertilising British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) and Injury Prevention (IP) An interesting paper, by Morrongiello et al., in the most recent issue of the Injury Prevention Journal (Volume 20, Issue 1) presents the results of a study that investigated the nature of images that should be used for powerful safety messages. […]
Injuries will decide the English Premier League Title (once again!)
Guest Blog by Peter Brukner (@PeterBrukner) What will determine who will win the 2012-13 Premier league title? Money, manager, quality of squad – all these factors are obviously important, but in the end when you look at the teams that have top quality squads – and I would probably include Man City, Man United, Chelsea, […]
We need to promote protective equipment differently
Cross Fertilising ‘Injury Prevention’ journal (IP) and BJSM Protective sports equipment can prevent serious injury (McIntosh et al, BJSM, 2011). Why then doesn’t everyone use it? Behaviour change theory tells us that, first, attitudes need to be right. But if people do […]
Safer bicycling. Better roads? More helmets? Increased legislation and enforcement?
Last month in a BMJ blog, Domnhall Macaulay stated “Cyclists deserve our support; we need to address the risks of riding on the road and make cycling safer.” In one of my earlier BJSM blogs, I also pointed out that bicycling safety has long been a research and action goal of many injury prevention […]
An introduction to physiotherapy issues in groin pain
By Helen Millson (M.Phil.Sports Physio UCT) Well-known FIFA sports physio Mario Bizzini called groin pain “The Bermuda Triangle of Sports Medicine?” (1) with good reason! There is little consensus on groin pain management. The key is the Correct Diagnosis – Easier said than done! This blog introduces key issues for more junior sports clinicians. What is […]
Blog by Evert Verhagen: Taking one step backwards to jump forward – the case with ankle sprains
Guest blog by Prof @EvertVerhagen It is well known that ankle sprains are the most common sports and physical activity (PA) related injury. It has also been clearly documented that athletes who experience an ankle sprain have a higher risk of re-injury within 1 to 2 years post-injury. This increased injury risk after an initial […]
Injury prevention in high level snowboard: A need to return to first principles?
Guest blog by @CarolineFinch In the recent BJSM blog Is high level snowboard too dangerous to allow your children to participate? Prof Engebretsen raises an important question, namely how to prevent injuries in a sport where pushing the extremes of physical performance in challenging and harsh environments is both an individual athlete and sporting organisation goal. Most recent advances in […]
Sports injuries are freak accidents – or are they?
Guest Blog by @CarolineFinch Cross Fertilising ‘Injury Prevention’ journal (IP) and BJSM Compared to many other health issues, it seems that it is not hard to get media stories about sports injury into our daily newspapers. What seems to be hard, is the coupling of such stories with positive injury prevention messages. An interesting paper in the February […]
Born to run or shoes are made for running? Adding science to the strident debate.
Guest blog by George Murley There is an increasingly strident debate on the use of minimalist/barefoot versus traditional sports footwear in running, and there appear to be advocates for both sides who believe there is no need for a rational discussion. The debate appears to have escalated following publications by Richards and colleagues (2008) ‘Is […]