Special e-edition of BJSM: Pain management

Welcome to this extra e-journal edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It has become clear to us that our readers, listeners and other social media followers have a keen interest in our pain-related content. So, we decided to curate an online only version of BJSM and external content just for you! The online edition […]

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The Pain Revolution Rides Again! 25 cyclists. 750km. 11,500 vertical metres. 450 bananas.

By Lorimer Moseley @bodyinmind The 2018 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour made the epic journey from beachside towns to alpine trails in April this year, spreading scientific discoveries from the pain world and raising funds for their Local Pain Educator Programme. The week was an outstanding success: 25 cyclists. 750km. 11,500 vertical metres. 450 bananas. […]

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World Rowing Championships September 2015 – debating the evolution of back pain in rowers

By Dr Fiona Wilson I have attended many World Rowing Champs, as a spectator, and then as Rowing Ireland’s Lead Physio and this time I was invited as a guest of FISA (the international rowing body) to give the Keynote at their Annual Medical Commission Meeting. My presentation topic was ‘The evolution of understanding of […]

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BJSM Virtual Conference – The Back: pain, injury, diagnosis and treatment

‘Back pain is youth leaving the body’ – Anon Welcome to the fourth virtual conference blog – a collection of podcasts and blogs that, this time focuses on one of the most troublesome presentations in sports medicine – the athlete with back pain. So if you enjoyed our tendons, shoulder and hamstring collections, kick back […]

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Activity among people with chronic low back pain: How activity behaviours reflect beliefs

For Body Matters, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 23,000+ participants, led by Professor Ian Shrier, hosted by McGill University, Canada. By Kieran O’Sullivan (@kieranosull) Disability due to chronic low back pain (CLBP) has actually increased in recent decades, indicating a need for significant change in CLBP management1. Improved outcomes in other chronic health conditions (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer), illustrate the […]

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Common misconceptions about back pain in sport: Tiger Woods’ case brings 5 fundamental questions into sharp focus

By Dr Peter O’Sullivan, Curtin University, West Australia @PeteOSullivanPT The enormous media interest over the demise of Tiger Woods’ golf game because of his back pain disorder highlights that current approaches to management are fuelling rather than reducing the burden of back pain (Deyo, Mirza et al. 2009).  (PS: You can listen to the related […]

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‘Sacrum went out’…what went wrong? Tiger Woods, media doctors, and collective responsibility

Is there a responsibility for professional bodies such as UK Physios in Sport or the BJSM to comment on sportsmedicine / #sportsphysio media? I don’t know Tiger Woods although I suspect he is probably an avid BJSM follower. So, everything I mention here is in the public domain. 1. Mr Woods has had back symptoms […]

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Interesting Comments From David Butler’s team: Core and Back pain

Back pain is one of BJSM’s central issues – exercise is a major part of treatment of course. In December 2008, we included Paul Hodges’ summary of a decade of work, Transversus abdominis: a different view of the elephant, and this paper topped the page views for some months. At the same time as Professor Hodges work […]

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