Guest blog by sports physiotherapist @NicolvanDyk (Qatar) “If there’s a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Ryder Cup – a move that makes a lot more sense than his starting the PGA last week. It seems like he is now following sound medical advice. A proper […]
Category: South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)
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 […]
Prizes, excitement, legacy! 2013 BJSM Cover Competition
Welcome to the third annual BJSM cover competition. Where we get to do three things we enjoy: reflect on BJSM content (usually guided by one of our 13 member societies), celebrate the artistry of our covers, and solicit feedback from our readers. Because BJSM had 16 issues in in 2014, you (and your friends) will […]
Congrats to the winners of the BJSM cover competition
We are happy to announce 3 different winners today. First off, for the second year in a row the issue associated with the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) (with guest Editors Jon Patricios and Wayne Viljoen) was victorious. Coincidence (or maybe it was the cute giraffe)? By coincidence, the current issue of BJSM celebrates SASMA again […]
BJSM cover competition – round 2 (Vote now!)
Thanks to everyone who voted in round 1 of our second annual BJSM cover competition. Perhaps due to flexibility envy, BJSM’s issue #2 (ECOSEP special issue) goes through to the final. See the four awesome covers in this second round. To recap: You (and your friends) vote below for your favourite cover. One click and you […]
Modern Day Gladiators – A day at the Colosseum and thoughts of Super 15 at Kings Park.
Guest Blog by SASMA President – Dr Glen Hagemann Two weeks ago I attended the FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine in Rome. I particularly enjoyed visiting the Colosseum and learning about the Roman gladiators, whose similarity to modern professional rugby players became more and more evident the longer I spent there! The Colosseum had […]
The legality of Pistorius: why ethics is more relevant than biomechanics. Guest blog @DrJohnOrchard
by @DrJohnOrchard I’m pleased to see Professor Lippi’s opinion piece on Oscar Pistorius in BJSM’s Online first , as it is a very important topic and the BJSM is a very appropriate forum to publish on this debate. Much of the article is a good neutral overview of the parameters of this debate. However I […]
Guest blog: Do athletes with prosthetic limbs have an unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes?
Abhishek Chitnis 3rd Year Medical Student Keele University Email: email@example.com The use of prosthetic limbs in medicine has helped many patients over millennia lead a more comfortable life, enabling them to continue their activities of daily living as well as to compete in sport. In developing countries, prosthetic limbs are mainly used because […]
Designer Bodies: Anabolic steroid use in high schools
By Dr Glen Hagemann Sports Physician and President of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) Last year Discovery Sharksmart anonymously surveyed 9824 male pupils attending 20 high schools in South Africa regarding various lifestyle behaviours. One section of the questionnaire related to the use of anabolic steroids, the results of which proved both interesting […]
Congrats to Louise Kent – winner of the BJSM cover competition!
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 1st annual BJSM cover competition. It was a close call, down to the final round where the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) Congress took the lead to win best cover of 2011. As promised, we randomly selected a voter to receive a $133 book voucher to amazon.com. Who won it? […]