Blood flow restriction: miracle return to play adjunct or therapy fad?

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 Blood flow restriction training (BFR) is attracting more and more attention as sports teams look at different ways to minimize return to play times for their athletes. In 2016, Paul Head (T: @PHphysio) introduced me to the benefits of blood flow restriction training for clinical populations (https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2016/10/18/can-blood-flow-restriction-training-improve-outcomes-clinical-populations/). I’m pleased that recent […]

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Special e-edition of BJSM: Pain management

Welcome to this extra e-journal edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. BJSM readers, listeners and other social media followers have a keen interest in pain. It’s a big problem! So, here is an online only version of BJSM and external content just for you! This is all content that has been published before – […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?

By Orla Muldoon @orlamuldoon Remember that rhyme.  The mantra of many childhoods, wheeled out to protect youthful fragility. But do names really ‘never hurt’? Is there really no physical cost to name calling, jeering and verbal abuse? At the start of September, I started to think about the cost of street harassment (jeering, heckling and the […]

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#GolfingConsensus: another option to improve mental health and increase physical activity?

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 To coincide with the start of today’s Ryder Cup, this week BJSM published the 2018 consensus statement on golf and health (1). In the paper, golf is portrayed as a means to address current public health concerns over a lack of physical activity, and as a sport with health benefits as […]

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Methods for acquiring kinematic data in alpine skiing (Part 1)

By Wlodzimierz S. Erdmann, Piotr Aschenbrenner, Vasilis Giovanis The motion involved in alpine skiing is one of the most difficult to analyze because the trajectory is curvilinear and the athlete moves in a wide, open space. In alpine ski disciplines, the skier is moving relative to the start and finish planes, relative to snow/ground level […]

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BJSM APP REVIEW – UBC Radiology

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman APP REVIEW NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION UBC Radiology Teaching App CREATORS Dr. Kathryn Darras (Project Lead) and Dr. Matthew Toom (Technical Lead) CATEGORY OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Medical PLATFORM iOS (requires iOS 8.0 or later; compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android COST Free ABOUT THE APP Based on the […]

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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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