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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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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The World Health Organisation releases ‘More people active for a healthier world’: a global action plan on physical activity

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  Bridget C Foley @bridgetcfly and Andrew Murray @Docandrewmurray Did you leave the house this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active? If so, then you have landed in the right place. The World Health Organisation has just released their Global Action Plan […]

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Take a walk on the wild side: A four million year old strategy for better health

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng No, this isn’t a blog tribute to Lou Reed. Instead, we are honouring the special issue of BJSM this June, which marks the 21stanniversary of the publication of the review Walking to Health by Morris and Hardman. This seminal paper began to […]

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2018 UPDATE: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness What updates are presented in the IOC consensus statement on RED-S 2018? Prevention Awareness is the key to prevention, yet RED-S continues to go unrecognised. Less than 50% of clinicians, physiotherapists and coaches are reported as able to identify the components of the female athlete triad. In a survey of female exercisers […]

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Top tips from around the globe: Undergraduate medical electives in SEM

 Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series A medical elective is a placement undertaken away from medical school usually in the fourth or fifth year of study. Although it can be very tempting, this shouldn’t be viewed solely as an opportunity to lounge in the sun, dipping your feet in the pool […]

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Internal Biological Clocks and Sport Performance

By Dr Nicky Keay A Nobel Prize was awarded two weeks ago to researchers who uncovered the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm: our internal biological clock.   These mechanisms rely on negative feedback loops found in many biological systems where periodicity of gene expression is key, such as the Endocrine system. Internal biological clocks allow for […]

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It is time to stop wasting time and money debating graft types and surgical approaches for ACL injuries: The secret probably lies in optimising rehabilitation

By Adam Culvenor, PT, PhD, @agculvenor; and Christian Barton, PT, PhD, @DrChrisBarton Last month, Professor Lars Engebretsen expressed concern on this blog regarding the potential return to popularity of synthetic grafts for cruciate ligament deficient knees in an attempt to optimise outcomes. There has been a great deal of research attempting to identify the optimal […]

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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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