What is Dance Medicine?

Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness Traditionally dance medicine has been somewhat the poor relation of sports medicine. Why is this the case? There is no doubt that dancers, of whatever genre, require the physical and psychological attributes of athletes. However, dance involves an additional artistic component where ultimately performance on stage is judged not according to a […]

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The importance of being a sports psychiatrist

By Dr Thomas McCabe @Dr_t_mccabe and Dr Allan Johnston @DrAllanJohnston Over the past year, we’ve seen the media explode over mental health disorders within sporting circles (1-3). High profile athletes describe their struggles and point out the lack of provision for diagnosis and treatment. Campaigns at various levels – local, club, governmental and international continually challenge the lingering […]

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The debate continues: the new IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

By Simon Franklin, Jonathan Ospina Betancurt @JonathanOspinaB and Dr Silvia Camporesi @silviacamporesi  Drs Bermon, Lindén Hirschberg, Kowalski & Eklund have responded to our, and others’ criticism of studies published in 2017 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine; 51:1309-1314.(Bermon et al., 2017). We continue to disagree with many of the statistical approaches used by the authors, including in their […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Oxford Textbook of Children’s Sports and Exercise Medicine

By Dr Damien McKay The Oxford Textbook of Children’s Sports and Exercise Medicine – 3rdEdition, edited by Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen, is a comprehensive reference of value to clinicians and scientists working in youth sport. This fully revised edition incorporating 50 chapters (including 17 new topics and chapters), is authored by internationally recognised […]

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Autonomic Dysreflexia and Boosting: Non-pharmacological doping in disability sport

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – a BJSM blog series By Dr Robin Chatterjee @sportsdocrob and Dr Sonia Bains @DrSoniaBains Participation and interest in disability sport is at an all-time high. This was demonstrated by record audiences, TV viewership and levels of income generated by the 2012 London Paralympics and 2017 IAAF World Para-Athletic Championships. The […]

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Education masterclass series and BJSM webinars – bringing the latest evidence-based practice to clinicians

By Paul Blazey @Blazey85 As part of an ongoing series of masterclasses in Vancouver, Canada was lucky enough to host Jo Gibson, shoulder specialist physiotherapist from the UK. Jo delivered an in-depth update of the latest shoulder rehabilitation evidence. The course focused on the role of the kinetic chain in developing shoulder pathology and looking […]

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Deload the runner: La Trobe SEM Run Science Symposium review July 6th-7th [PART 1]

By Luke Nelson @sportschiroluke, Brad Beer @Brad_Beer and Hamish Vickerman @Hamishvic Organised by La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Running Science symposium in July saw a multidisciplinary line up of speakers discussing management of the running athlete. There was a wealth of information covered over the two days, and here’s a taste of what […]

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#Sportsuisse2018 – 15-16 Nov 2018 – Come and get a taste for the Swiss way, and have a Muesli with us

Extended Warm-up By German Clénin @DrAthletesHealth and Boris Gojanovic @DrSportSante, Swiss Sports Medicine Society @SwissSportsMed Have you ever tasted our very special Swiss Muesli?1 The famous Swiss breakfast originally invented by Dr. Bircher around 1900 in Zurich has since crossed neighbouring European borders and conquered the world, with each country adding their own special ingredients to a […]

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The Nordic Hamstring Exercise: how can we improve compliance?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jimisayo Osinaike @jimisayoosh Millions of football enthusiasts from all over the world either travelled to Russia or were glued to their television screens during the world cup, after all, it probably is the best entertainment football has to offer. However, for Sport and Exercise Medicine […]

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