Concussion in the AFL: do we need to see a policy change for all levels of the game?

By Mark Alcock @mark_alcock92  Yes I know, another piece on concussion in sport, original right? Well, unless you’ve lived under a rock you’ll know concussion in contact sport has been a hot topic for the past decade; and although an inevitable reality of competition the management of concussion needs to improve. In the AFL this […]

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Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]

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Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Sport (RTS) Protocols for Youth Athletes and Our Proposed Coordinated Return Protocol

  By Steven Horwitz, D.C.  @DrHorwitz, Nash Anderson, D.C. @Sportmednews and Randy Naidoo M.D. @RandyNaidoo Concussions have become the noteworthy safety issue in sports today. Between “1.1 and 1.9 million sports and recreation related concussions occur annually in US children aged ≤18 years”1. With this notoriety comes an unfortunate melange of terms and care standards.2  The term […]

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The Blue Card initiative in club rugby: are we setting up less experienced physios to fail?

By Jessica Beard Topics surrounding concussion are as hot as a Californian summer. The public has witnessed players in professional sport clearly concussed, yet not removed from the field, the 2015 Will Smith Movie shows the traumatising reality of sports related concussion (SRC), famous players have reached out to share their concussion symptoms post sport. Now, there […]

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Sorry Mr Villas-Boas. “Concussion call ALWAYS belongs to Doctor.”

    The BJSM represents an authoritative voice in sports medicine so it would be negligent if BJSM did not comment on the widely-reported ‘Loris concussion’. We begin by emphasizing that BJSM knows the Tottenham medical team and they are excellent. In 2012, they helped saved Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba’s life on field – and provided […]

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