Call for applications: International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission

By Paul Blazey @Blazey85 The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission exist as the highest authority on promoting health through sporting participation. They accept a duty of care to all sporting participants across the age and skill-level spectrum and since 2009 have worked towards stated aims of achieving improved athlete and population-based health. These include1: Provision […]

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What statistical analysis of observational performance data can tell us and what it cannot: the case of Dutee Chand vs IAAF vs AFI

By Simon Franklin, Jonathan Ospina Betancurt @JonathanOspinaB and Silvia Camporesi @silviacamporesi How can performance data resolve the arbitration of sensitive matters in the world of sports? In the absence of experimental data (i.e. clinical trials), researchers must build an argument based on associations in observational data. This data is often not widely available. Below, we’ll […]

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Clinical trials in sports physiotherapy. Building on 5 decades of research to produce even better trials: a critical review and tips for improvements

By  Steven J Kamper1, 2, Anne M ,Moseley1   and, Mark R Elkins3 1 The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney. Australia 2 The EMGO+ Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam. The Netherlands 3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia Introduction The last decades have seen an enormous shift in the practice […]

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The PRP debate.

Achilles Tendinopathy is a major clinical problem. Injections with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) improve tissue repair and tendon structure. PRP also increases blood supply to the tendon collagen tissue by stimulating blood vessels to grow. But, what does this mean for patients with Achilles Tendinopathy? What are the functional outcomes: Does it restore the tendon to its pre-injury […]

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Call for papers: Tendinopathies!

The April 2011 edition of BJSM will focus on Tendinopathy. Authors with manuscripts that clarify treatment options, improve the basic understanding of the condition or have an innovative perspective are invited to submit their papers by January 15 2011.   Enquiries about suitability of manuscripts for this issue can be directed to jill.cook@deakin.edu.au Spring into […]

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