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Football focus series: Why the risky business of hamstring injuries makes eccentrics essential for injury prevention

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine: Football Focus series @PhysiosinSport By Adam Johnson @PreventionPhys As we head into the new football season with high hopes for our respective clubs, there is one thing that we can be relatively confident in: amongst the bore draws, the last minute winners and the moments of […]

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Mental health issues within elite sport: are we taking steps in the right direction?

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Dr Thomas McCabe @dr_t_mccabe In the build-up to the World Cup Danny Rose was among the long line of professional athletes to describe their battles with mental illness in the main stream media (1). He talked openly about a variety of […]

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Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]

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Are soccer players going the extra mile in extra-time?

By Mark Russell 1 @drmarkru55ell and Liam D. Harper 2  @lharper89  1 School of Social and Health Sciences, Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD 2 School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH   With the FIFA World Cup about to enter the knockout stages, there is a very […]

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Concussion, risk assessment, and practical steps to reform: Learning from the Hugo Lloris example

By Dr. John Orchard (@DrJohnOchard) Another month in professional sport and we have another (few) concussion management controversies in multiple sports and multiple countries. Although we respect the fundamentals of the original van Mechelen injury prevention paradigm [1] it is clearer than ever that “real-world implementation” is at least half the battle [2]. This BJSM […]

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‘FIFA 11 for Health’ – a School-based Intervention in Mexico for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases

By: Barriguete Melendez J A1, Dvorak J 2, Córdova Villalobos J A3, Juan Lopez M4, Davila Torres Javier5, Compeán Palacios J6, Junge A2 Fuller C W2, Valdés-Olmedo JC7. (See below for affiliations) Currently, in all regions of the world apart from Africa, more deaths are linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than communicable diseases [WHO, 2010]. […]

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Football Science and Medicine – Kuala Lumpur 2011

AFC Conference on Science & Football Medicine Kuala Lumpur March 18-20, 2011 The past 3 Asian Science and Football conferences (Tokyo; Kuala Lumpur & Muscat) were a great success with approx. 450 participants from all over the world. KL promises a great program of keynote address symposiums, free papers, poster presentations  and clinical workshops in Sports […]

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MRI used to screen maturity in U-17 soccer stars

Age-limited spot has long been limited by the veracity of birth certificates but MR imaging appears to provide a safe, reliable way of levelling the playing field. This blog post contains an article from the African press providing the background, MR images of a young, and mature, wrist, and a photo of the team that […]

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