Response to Ian Shrier

We agree with Ian Shrier that the finding of an effect of stretching on risk of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries should be interpreted with caution. That is why we wrote “The finding of an effect of stretching on muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk needs to be considered cautiously because muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk was a […]

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Achoooooo! Exercise in the cold season.

Yes, it’s the sound of a sneeze. This month BBC news health reporter, Michelle Roberts wrote a feature on the  BJSM article titled,  Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults. David Nieman at the Human Performance Laboratory in North Carolina shows that exercise can prevent a cold. Their study on more than 1000 adults was […]

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Does stretching reduce injury?

Stretching, or not, has been a controversial issue. This month’s BJSM helps to unravel (or add to) this puzzle. In an entirely web-based study (that gained awareness through media coverage), 2377 physically active adults were recruited in an effort to determine whether stretching modifies injury risk and soreness. The verdict? In the short-medium term stretching reduces the risk […]

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CASM to include “Exercise” in their title

The sports medicine association formerly known as the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) voted to change their name to the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). This will come into effect on June 9th 2010. It is interesting that this follows the BASEM name change in the UK. Given the broad mandate of […]

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ECOSEP Congress 2010

We would like to invite you to join us in London UK Queen Mary for the 2nd ECOSEP Congress European College of Sport & Exercise Physicians, 12th Annual Scientific Conference in SEM. This international interdisciplinary Sports Medicine congress held every two years, attracts over 400 participants from all over Europe and welcomes sports medicine physicians, physicians, orthopaedic […]

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