A roadmap to a job in professional football: our story and 4 ways to help you get there!

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Portsmouth Football Club Physiotherapists Jack Hughes and Will Harlow-Trigg Maps can show you the different routes to your destination, but, they don’t tell youwhere to go. They inform you about your options, and there is usually more than one way to get […]

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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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Discussing Football Science & Medicine during the FIFA World Cup- let’s get the ball rolling! 

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Andrew Shafik @aaashafik, Manroy Sahni @manroysahni and Jonathan Shurlock @J_Shurlock Russia has taken centre stage this summer with the 21stFIFA Football World Cup. As one of the most widely viewed sporting events globally, we thought it would provide a fantastic platform for multi-national and inter-disciplinary […]

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What statistical analysis of observational performance data can tell us and what it cannot: the case of Dutee Chand vs IAAF vs AFI

By Simon Franklin, Jonathan Ospina Betancurt @JonathanOspinaB and Silvia Camporesi @silviacamporesi How can performance data resolve the arbitration of sensitive matters in the world of sports? In the absence of experimental data (i.e. clinical trials), researchers must build an argument based on associations in observational data. This data is often not widely available. Below, we’ll […]

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Football Is Medicine International Conference [Portugal, Jan 25 – 26, 2018]

  Ahead of this week’s 1st International ‘Football is Medicine‘ Conference at Portugal’s City of Football, here’s a teaser interview with João Brito, Exercise Physiologist and investigator at the Performance & Health Unit of The Portuguese Football Federation. The conference brings together expert researchers from around the globe to discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice […]

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Announcement of winners! 2017 BJSM PhD Academy Awards

By Alan McCall The hard work of PhD candidates and their innovative findings are integral to moving our field forward. They provide evidence based practical recommendations for clinicians and practitioners. The BJSM PhD Academy Awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of younger and emerging leaders. The ‘People’ and the ‘Editors’ have voted for the inaugural BJSM PhD […]

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Highlights from the 2017 future of football medicine conference

By Dr Chris Garnett On 13-15th May 2017, the largest annual football medicine event in the world took place at the iconic Camp Nou in Barcelona.  ‘The Future of Football Medicine’ Conference, organised by the Isokinetic Medical Group in association with FIFA, brought together 2,500 delegates and 197 of the world’s most renowned speakers from 90 […]

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A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017, and partnership for sustained dissemination of the EuroFIT program

By Dr. Marcos Agostinho A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017 took place in The City of Football, home of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), with a formal public presentation of the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity. The program was coordinated by the Health Ministry, in Portugal’s Directorate-General of Health (DGS), […]

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