#GolfingConsensus: another option to improve mental health and increase physical activity?

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 To coincide with the start of today’s Ryder Cup, this week BJSM published the 2018 consensus statement on golf and health (1). In the paper, golf is portrayed as a means to address current public health concerns over a lack of physical activity, and as a sport with health benefits as […]

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Physiotherapy and treating golfers: practical tips and experience based principles

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Nigel Tilley @nigel_tilley Physiotherapist on European Tour/ETPI; Team GB Golf Physio Rio 2016; European Ryder cup team physio 2016 Identifying the cause of an injury is often key to the effective assessment and management of a condition/problem.  All too often practitioners jump to the ‘hands-on’ […]

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Common misconceptions about back pain in sport: Tiger Woods’ case brings 5 fundamental questions into sharp focus

By Dr Peter O’Sullivan, Curtin University, West Australia @PeteOSullivanPT The enormous media interest over the demise of Tiger Woods’ golf game because of his back pain disorder highlights that current approaches to management are fuelling rather than reducing the burden of back pain (Deyo, Mirza et al. 2009).  (PS: You can listen to the related […]

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A SACRUM TOO FAR – Tiger withdraws from Ryder Cup. What advice would we offer one of the world’s greatest ever golfers? Guest Blog @NicolvanDyk

Guest blog by sports physiotherapist @NicolvanDyk (Qatar) “If there’s a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Ryder Cup – a move that makes a lot more sense than his starting the PGA last week. It seems like he is now following sound medical advice. A proper […]

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‘Sacrum went out’…what went wrong? Tiger Woods, media doctors, and collective responsibility

Is there a responsibility for professional bodies such as UK Physios in Sport or the BJSM to comment on sportsmedicine / #sportsphysio media? I don’t know Tiger Woods although I suspect he is probably an avid BJSM follower. So, everything I mention here is in the public domain. 1. Mr Woods has had back symptoms […]

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