Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The passionate football star on physical health and team doctors

This interview was published in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal and is reproduced with the kind permission of Aspetar – Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital. For information about the Aspetar Journal or for a complimentary hard copy email journal@aspetar.com INTERVIEW With Zlatan Ibrahimovic Not every athlete has had their name entered into the dictionary. Zlatan Ibrahimovic […]

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The Painful Symphysis Syndrome in Athletes and Treatment Possibilities

Reproduced with permission from the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal. December 2012. Issue 3: 254-257. LETTERS FROM BELGRADE  Reflection on the topic after 20 years of personal experience Written by Branislav Nesovic, Serbia. Translated by Zarko Vuckovic, Qatar DR BRANKO NESOVIC – NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN Sports-related groin pain has been in the spotlight for the last […]

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FIFA’s 11 for health programme launched in Asia

We wanted to share more news about the expansion of FIFA’s global initiative to improve health. Keep up the great work Prof Jiri Dvorak and team! (Story originally posted in Healthcare Asia via FIFA) On October 22, Football’s stalwart association, Switzerland headquartered Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has launched the first-ever ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme […]

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FIFA and education representatives join forces to combat childhood obesity and improve health

Congratulations to Mexican public schools representatives and FIFA, for leading the Latin American development of a joint initiative to combat childhood obesity and implement programs in schools to improve health. FIFA’s 11 for Health was launched in Mexico in summer of 2011: The “11 for Health” programme complements the Mexican government’s “5 Pasos por tu […]

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Concussion management in England’s FA – better than it appears in new BJSM paper….

E-letter and update by Dr Ian Beasley (FFSEM) In response to: Jo Price, Peter Malliaras, Zoe Hudson. 2012. Current practices in determining return to play following head injury in professional football in the UK. Br J Sports Med 2012; 0: 201109068 (Original article). [this paper is Online First and is included in the upcoming November Print Issue […]

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Return to play decision making – Reducing clinician ‘personality bias’ with a call for objective clinical testing

Guest blog by Phil Coles (@PhilColesPhysio) Making the decision of when an athlete should return to play after an injury is one of the most challenging parts of a sports clinician’s role. This is especially so when working with professional sporting teams, where the pressures can be immense. Ideally, a clear decision making process should […]

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Dr John Orchard on the “metal staples – no local anaesthesia” – discussion. Guest Blog.

     Interchange laws, bleeding and apparently dying players @DrJohnOrchard I am very interested to have read the Blog by Drs Fowell and Earl (https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2012/08/17/closing-soft-tissue-wounds-rapidly-at-pitchside-a-role-for-metal-skin-staples-without-anaesthesia/) about the use of staples to close lacerations on the side of the pitch in football matches. I used metal staples like this quite a few times myself in the […]

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Who is to blame for all the football injuries?

John Orchard, BJSM guest blog (@DrJohnOrchard) Another major football tournament is on – Euro 2012 – and those following the England team keep reading (yet again) about the number of injured players. Why do injuries seem to be more prevalent than ever if our professionalism is supposedly improving? In trying to answer this question, why […]

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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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Asian Football Confederation – Conference 2011

Previous Asian Football Confederation sports medicine conferences were held in Malaysia, Oman and Japan. The 2011 Conference on Science and Football Medicine is being held from March 18–20 in Kuala Lumpur and a terrific cadre of football experts are on the program. […]

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