An internship at the Isokinetic centre London: A one-month experience

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin Shadowing Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) doctors in their daily practice is key for those keen to have a career in SEM. You may ask: why choose to go to the UK when one can find SEM doctors to shadow […]

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Highlights from FSEM Ireland Annual Scientific Conference 2019

By Jonny Elliott (@jelliott1989) On 14th September the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) Ireland hosted it’s widely anticipated 16th Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The event itself, entitled “Movement is Therapy”, showcased some of the best and brightest from across Medical and Allied Health Professions and […]

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The impact of shoulder injuries in rugby: what can we control?

  By Sam Blanchard @sjbphysio_sport  & Paula Timpson @paulat_physio Asia is not a region that would be traditionally synonymous with Rugby Union… until now. On the 20th September 2019, Japan will host the 9th Rugby World Cup and will see the greatest rugby nations on Earth collide… literally! The impacts reported in professional rugby have been likened […]

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Rugby Union injuries: future research

Stuart Bailey @stujohnbailey, Edinburgh Napier University & Scottish Rugby PhD Student As the 2018/19 rugby union season continues, player welfare is (once again) a hot topic amongst pundits, the media, and fans. Rugby at the community level is a form of physical activity and has overall physical health and wellness benefits. But what about elite players? […]

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Triple play in ACL injury prevention: beyond the usual suspects.

By Drs Anne Benjaminse @AnneBenjaminse and Alli Gokeler @AlliGokeler Owoeye and colleagues correctly addressed the concern of adherence to injury prevention programmes as key to achieve a societal health impact: ‘it takes more than just a prescription and education to get patients to take their drugs’.1 In order to be effective in the real world, uptake of […]

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Are the new cricket helmet standards enough: what does the evidence say?

The untimely death of Philip Hughes along with the recent Cricket World Cup and a relatively new British Standard for helmets has fuelled the debate for further research into the role of helmets. World-renowned expert on this subject Andrew McIntosh profiled these issues in a recent BMJ blog. He writes: “It became clear to me […]

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Exercises to prevent sports injuries – lots of talk, but do they work?

Letter to the Editor By Dr. Babette Pluim (@DocPluim) In response to: Jeppe Bo Lauersen, Ditte Marie Bertelsen, Lars Bo Andersen. The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BJSM. 2014; 48:11 871–877 . Strength training was the big winner in a recent BJSM systematic review and meta-analysis of Lauersen et al.1 The […]

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Defining safety in Canadian Sport: Moving from ‘outcomes’ to ‘process’ for injury prevention

By Tanenbaum, B.E., Cowle, S., Forbes, S.L., Banfield, J.M. Background  The Canadian Sport Policy (CSP) is a product of collaboration among the 14 federal, provincial and territorial governments and other key stakeholders (e.g. Sport Canada). The current version of the policy, CSP2012, provides direction (for the next ten years) for stakeholders to realize positive impacts […]

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FIFA increasing efforts in sport for health leadership – hats off to a role model federation

                        Budapest May 24th: FIFA provide a landmark in ‘implementation’ and ‘dissemination’ by including their 2nd Medical Congress within the ’62nd FIFA Congress’. This may not seem like a major deal for those unfamiliar with the way sporting federations work but it is right […]

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