S&C or Physio – who are the real exercise professionals? What about Sport Rehabilitators?

A recent blog post S&C or Physio – who are the real exercise professionals? written by physiotherapist Mr Uzo Ehiogu identified the need for ‘the physiotherapist wanting to use exercise as a primary mode of intervention’ to up-skill and sharpen their skill set in this area. This stance from a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist should be […]

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Lateral ‘hip’ pain? Don’t always blame the glutes….

Part of a new MSK-focused blog series Lateral hip pain is a common complaint in our active patient population. It has certainly become more prevalent during and after ‘lockdown’ as patients shift towards different exercise modalities or cease being physically active, leading to ‘stress shielding’ of tendons. Gluteal tendinopathy is the most prevalent pathology at […]

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Medial Gastrocnemious Tears In Sports: Is It About Muscle, Aponeurosis Or Tendon?

Even More, Does It Really Matter? Calf muscle injuries are common in sports involving high-speed running and specially in acceleration and deceleration actions. It has been reported that calf muscle injuries contribute about 13% of muscle injuries in football, though it may be that this percentage is even higher nowadays (1, 2). It is easy […]

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Sollten wir beim Umgang mit Menschen mit nicht-traumatischen Schmerzen des Bewegungsapparates nicht langsam anfangen, unser Handeln zu überdenken?

  To read this BJSM Editorial in English, go here. Übersetzt aus dem Englischen von: Isabel Schneider @isi69schneider Link zum Originaltext https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/07/17/bjsports-2018-099198 Jeremy Lewis, Peter O’Sullivan Die derzeitige Herangehensweise ist nicht zielführend Die Mehrheit anhaltender, nicht-traumatischer Schmerzzustände des Bewegungsapparats lassen sich nicht auf eine pathoanatomische Diagnose zurückführen, die in der Lage wäre, individuelle Schmerzen und Einschränkungen ausreichend […]

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Skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise: can we call it “Sarcohormesis”?  

By Maurílio Dutra and Martim Bottaro More than eighty years ago, the process of adaptation of the human body in response to a specific stressor to return to normal homeostasis was termed “general adaptation syndrome”[1].  The concept was then broadened to what it is now referred to as the hormesis theory[2]. The idea of hormesis has […]

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7th Annual London Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM) Conference: Stand Tall, Talk Small, Play Ball

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective –A BJSM blog series By Dr. Robin Chatterjee Last month, the 7th Annual London Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference took place at the KIA Oval. This yearly event is organised by the Sport and Exercise Medicine registrars who are based in the London area. The event doubles as […]

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Imaging in Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries

By Karim Khan (@BJSM_BMJ) and Hakim Chalabi (This blog is based on the published preface for the book – it’s not a new piece of writing. Think of BJSM going green – re-use, refresh, re-edit (a bit)). Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!! As experienced sports physicians we have seen most of the injuries, we have listened to very many lectures […]

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British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Winter Symposium – from Top to Toe

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Liam West (@Liam_West) Students and newly qualified doctors that are interested in SEM are usually very keen to undertake post-graduate qualifications or courses to expand their knowledge base. The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM) is a society that offers SEM modules that […]

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