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The 7 most common injuries and illnesses seen at major multisport games

LIVE FROM THE CLOSING CEREMONY! By Team England Sports Physicians: Paul Dijkstra & Noel Pollock (@DrPaulDijkstra / @DrNoelPollock) **Podcast with Dr Paul Dykstra sharing the UKAthletics Model for providing integrated (clinicians & coaches/S&C) – click here) Tonight is the closing ceremony of what has been an amazing 20th Commonwealth Games here in Glasgow; the most […]

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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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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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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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Australian Football League considers Concussion Consensus Statement

Interesting take on the Consensus statement from the Zurich 2012 Conference on Concussion In Sport. This paper is Open Access on BJSM and BJSM is the exclusive publisher of the 12 systematic reviews that underpin the Consensus statement. This special issue of BJSM is an Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) issue of BJSM – […]

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Celebration of life and sport: World Transplant Games – Durban, 2013

 By Dr. Efraim Kramer The XIX World Transplant Games (Games), under the auspices of the World Transplant Games Federation, is heading for Durban, South Africa in July 2013. These Games are open to all organ transplant recipients internationally and it is expected that 1500 athletes from 52 countries will participate in the 5 day sporting event. […]

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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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“How does a clinician know what’s in the athlete’s best interest?” An Olympic experience

By Dr Amir Pakravan Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly Guest Blog) The practice of medicine, by its very nature, is prone to ethical problems and dilemmas. This is even more evident when providing pitch-side or field of play medical care to professional athletes. Whether it is Fencing’s 10 minute or Taekwondo’s […]

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Dr. Babette Pluim: Living the Olympic Dream

By Dr. Babette Pluim (@DocPluim) To work at an Olympic Games is a dream for every sport physician. So, in 2011, I applied to LOCOG as a volunteer. The minimum commitment was ten days, with an option to do both the Olympics and Paralympics. Nothing could hold me back at the interview. Yes, yes, yes, […]

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