COVID-19 as an urgency to develop our telehealth skills

By Boris GOJANOVIC (@DrSportSante), Aurélie DELACROIX-TARENNE, Guillaume LACHAUX-COUTTET, François FOURCHET (@FFrunsanteperf). The coronavirus pandemic is growing fast and forcing us to rethink how we approach medical care. Face-to-face consultations are no longer recommended for non-urgent complaints (situation in Switzerland on March 20th), for all allied health professionals, in particular physiotherapists. “Stay-at-home” is the mantra, which […]

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Educators in a Dangerous Time: effective online healthcare education with Dr. Jackie Whittaker. Episode #423

  BJSM Friday Podcast #423 On the heels of a global pandemic, we have all been asked to quickly adapt to our new surroundings – in most cases our living room – and to carry on with delivering quality education. For many of us, this means scrambling to make our once classroom-based educational materials online-ready […]

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A letter from Italy: all healthcare providers are part of the solution to COVID-19.

By Giacomo Rossettini @GiacomoRoss86, Tommaso Geri @totomash, Alvisa Palese and Andrea Lovato Worldwide, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared this epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and recently a pandemic. In Italy the number of infected people rose from 228 cases on February 24th […]

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Mental health impacts of Covid19: Implications for exercise professionals

By Grace McKeon & Simon Rosenbaum Much of the world is currently in an unprecedented lock-down due to the Covid19 pandemic. As we grapple with the immediate and future mental health impacts of this emerging global crisis, we must turn to our toolkit of proven strategies to help navigate these uncharted waters. Getting people moving is […]

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Stay calm, be active: simple ways to boost your physical activity during COVID-19

By Coral L Hanson @HansonCoral, Paul Kelly @narrowboat_paul, Alice Pearsons @AlicePearsons, Chloe Williamson @Chlobobs_, Sheona McHale @SheonaMchale, Steven Hanson @SteveFloatBoat and Lis Neubeck @lisneubeck The COVID-19 global pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we live. Suddenly, large numbers of people are working from home, leisure facilities are closed, and we’re social distancing from our […]

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Athlete mental health and mental illness in the era of COVID-19: shifting focus with a new reality

By Drs. Carla Edwards, MD @Edwards10Carla and Jane Thornton @JaneSThornton Few events in history have altered the staging of the Olympic Games. Thus far only the World Wars have kept our athletes away from the grand stage, and several politically based boycotts prevented some nations from participating in other Olympic Games. In fact, few events […]

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QuaranTrain- online support for good health and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://quarantrain.org/ and follow us on Twitter @quarantraining COVID-191 is spreading rapidly around the world, with more and more people experiencing the health, economic and social consequences of this pandemic. As health professionals, we can, and should, take responsibility and act where we can in prevention, support and togetherness to promote physical activity and good health […]

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NSAIDs and corticosteroid injections during the COVID pandemic: what Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians (and sports physios) should know

By A/Prof Jane Fitzpatrick, jane.fitzpatrick@unimelb.edu.au So the twittisphere is alive with experts and casual observers making comments about the use of medications in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an unreferenced news article in The BMJ, Michael Day said, “Scientists and senior doctors have backed claims by France’s health minister that people showing symptoms […]

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