Running fast: the Cause, the Cure and a Vaccine 

Submitted to the BJSM Blog on 12 January 2019.  By Stuart Butler @physiobutler “I feel the need, the need for speed!” Maverick, Top Gun. How much fast running is necessary to run faster, and how much is too much and likely to predispose an athlete to a hamstring injury (HSI)? Running fast is the best training […]

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The Nordic Hamstring Exercise: how can we improve compliance?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jimisayo Osinaike @jimisayoosh Millions of football enthusiasts from all over the world either travelled to Russia or were glued to their television screens during the world cup, after all, it probably is the best entertainment football has to offer. However, for Sport and Exercise Medicine […]

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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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Does the Nordic hamstring exercise prevent hamstring injury?

By Ashokan Arumugam1, Kavitha Vishal2   1Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy Section, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden 2Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India   PEDro synthesis on the following paper: “Al Attar WSA, Soomro N, Sinclair PJ, et al. Effect of injury prevention programs […]

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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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Hamstring highlights from Arsenal FC SEMS March 2016 Conference

By Dr. Ronan Kearney (@KearneyRonan) The Arsenal FC Sport and Exercise Medicine conference (FC SEMS) brought together world experts to advance the knowledge base in muscle injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and return to play in football. The topic of hamstring injury (HSI) featured strongly. Here are 6 ‘take home messages’ for sports and exercise medicine professionals. […]

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Hamstring Rehabilitation: Criteria based progression protocol and clinical predictors for return to play

By Nicol van Dyk, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Department, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and; Rod Whiteley, Assistant Director, Rehabilitation Department, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital   (presented at the ASICS Sports Medicine Australia conference 2015 – find all the slides here) “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra It is […]

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Hamstring injury mini-symposium (BJSM papers that will help you manage hamstring injuries).

Bruce Hamilton’s article (Hamstring muscle strain injuries: what can we learn from history? 2012;46: 900-903) is receiving a lot of attention. Current in this month’s BJSM print edition, >6,000 people have already downloaded and digested it (free full text!). This October issue has been shaped by the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, one of BJSM’s 8 […]

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