Advice on-board and settling in: my first six months working in the NHS (Part 2)

  By Darragh Mc Gee @DMGPhysio Before you go ahead, start with Part 1 of this blog first! As soon as I felt like I was starting to settle in, it was time to rotate… Welcome to the life of a newly qualified physio! This is exactly why I love it! The variety in the work is exciting. It […]

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Assessing concussion—as easy as ABC. Dr Jim Bovard. Episode #380

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman On the latest BJSM podcast, Dr Jim Bovard joins me to share his ABC concussion tool for rapid on-field assessment. To accompany the podcast, we have created the following flow diagram for Dr Jim Bovard’s assessment algorithm. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! […]

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Soft tissue injuries simply need PEACE & LOVE

  By Blaise Dubois @blaisedubois and Jean-Francois Esculier @JFEsculier Rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries can be complex. Over the years, acronyms guiding their management have evolved from ICE to RICE[1], then to PRICE[2] and POLICE[3]. Although widely known, the evidence supporting the elements of these treatments is limited.  ICE/RICE/PRICE focus on acute management, unfortunately ignoring sub-acute and chronic […]

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Japan Sports PT – Road to #Tokyo2020

日本のスポーツ理学療法- #東京2020 Japan Sports PT – Road to #Tokyo2020 Dr Mario Bizzini @SportfisioSwiss reporting from Japan  Jan 16 This January, I visited Japan to see what’s happening in the sports Physical Therapy (PT) world in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. After landing in Tokyo, I made the trip north to Sapporo, […]

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What’s the deal with the BJSM Approved stamp?!

Predatory conferences are widespread so #TeamBJSM introduced the BJSM Education Stamp of Approval to help you recognise credible events in Sports Physiotherapy and Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). How do we determine quality education? Is the organising society/ research agency/ institution real? Credibility of Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) members and faculty members Sex balance: Scientific Planning […]

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Artistry on Ice: the physical and athletic demands of figure skating and the vital role physiotherapists play

  The World Grand Prix of Figure Skating was held in Vancouver just last month. It’s the highest competitive level for Figure Skating outside of the Olympics and World Championships. BJSM editorial team (@Blazey85) caught up with physiotherapists working in this high performance sporting environment. Figure skating features artistic poise and precision in a competitive […]

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“No, my first name ain’t ‘Biostatistician’. It’s ‘Epidemiologist’ (Dr. Kerr, if you’re nasty)”

This was first published as a BJSM special feature on 6 November 2018.    By Zachary Y Kerr, Sports Injury Epidemiologist, University of North Carolina, Department of Exercise and Sport Science It is with great pleasure that I read the commentary by Casals and Finch on the role of the Sports Biostatistician in injury prevention (1). Thank you […]

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Stop. Breathe in, breathe out… Mindfulness hitting the New Zealand rugby scene

By Anna Van Dissen Stop. Breathe in, breathe out… This simple technique seems to have taken the country by storm this season. Much like Gatorade and Weetbix, if the All Blacks are endorsing it, it’s gotta be good, right? Good enough for the New Zealand Warriors to start doing it anyway, and I’ve seen Club […]

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Running to the heart and (carbon fibre) sole of the matter

By Natalie Gallant @GallantPhysio The world watched in awe as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in the 2018 Berlin Marathon, crossing the line with a time of 2:01:39. That’s 78 seconds faster than the previous 42.2 km world record. In my opinion Kipchoge’s phenomenal display of athleticism can be attributed in part […]

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