Ready, steady…GO! Ensuring postnatal women are run-ready!

Written by Gráinne Donnelly with input from Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom More people than ever run today, and it’s likely because of the increasing number of girls and women that now run too (Lynch and Hoch 2010). For many women, whether training for leisure or competition, running has the benefits of efficient physical fitness, […]

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The heat is on! Report on the Marathon Medicine, Virgin Money London Marathon conference on the Science and Medicine of Endurance Running

By Dr Charles Pedlar @pedlarcr and Dr Courtney Kipps @ProActiveSpMed After record breaking temperatures at the London Marathon 2018 and the concerns over heat at future marathons including the IAAF World Championships (Doha, 2019) and the Summer Olympic Games (Tokyo, 2020), we adopted the broad theme of heat and environmental factors affecting marathon running for the […]

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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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Keep calm and carry on return to sport testing after an ACL injury: clinician-scientists weigh in on knee injury risk

By Jacob J. Capin, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, May Arna Risberg & Hege Grindem Imagine you are a sports medicine clinician responsible for an athlete with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Her surgery goes well, she completes her rehabilitation meticulously, passes your clinic’s return to sport (RTS) criteria, and starts to progress to full RTS. Now imagine another […]

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Part 2: Swiss-British student exchange!

  By Alexandra Ross & Shona Kohlhardt @shonakohlhardt In Part 1 of this blog, we recounted the student experience from the 1st British-Swiss student exchange in the UK last October 2018. In Part 2, we take you to Bern. Enjoy! Welcome to Bern  Warmly welcomed by Chloé, we had arrived in Bern. With the stunning city landscape […]

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Human factors in sports medicine (Part 1)

By Peter Dzendrowskyj The Chernobyl disaster, the Piper Alpha explosion, the Hillsborough crowd deaths and the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion all involved a breakdown and failure in non-technical skills. These skills, known as ‘human factors’ have long been studied and taught in industries such as aviation and nuclear power. The failure to recognise and address these […]

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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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Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): recognition and next steps

By Emily Dudgeon Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages [1]. It has wide ranging adverse effects on all bodily systems and can seriously compromise long term health and performance [2]. Athletes affected by RED-S have openly spoken about consequences […]

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A taster week in sports medicine

The Gait Way to Sport and Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series  By Dr Scott Osborne @DrScottOsborne A ‘taster week’ is the opportunity for newly qualified doctors in the UK to spend up to five days gaining experience in a specialty of their choice. Having previously worked with sports medicine consultant Dr Andrew Murray (@docandrewmurray), I arranged […]

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