Soft tissue injuries simply need PEACE & LOVE

  By Blaise Dubois @blaisedubois and Jean-Francois Esculier @JFEsculier Rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries can be complex. Over the years, acronyms guiding their management have evolved from ICE to RICE[1], then to PRICE[2] and POLICE[3]. Although widely known, the evidence supporting the elements of these treatments is limited.  ICE/RICE/PRICE focus on acute management, unfortunately ignoring sub-acute and chronic […]

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Ultra-trail: ultra-health?

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Dino Soppelsa With the contribution of Prof. V. Gremeaux @drvgremeaux and Ryan Baumann (Swiss elite ultra-trailer) Mountain Ultra Marathon (MUM) commonly called “ultra-trail”, is a long variant of trail running (also called “mountain running”, “natural running” or simply “trail”). The sport alternates […]

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Highlights from The Barefoot Medicine Clinic

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine By Rory Heath, Bethany Koh, Vera Wong and Anant Shah. Two expert speakers were recently in session at the Barefoot Running Clinic, hosted by the London Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (LSEMS): Mr Ioan Tudur-Jones, consultant foot and ankle surgeon at the Fortius Clinic, and; Mr Ben Le […]

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Tendinopathy – State of Play Orthopaedic Research UK – Conference Highlights

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective –A BJSM blog series By Dr Farrah Jawad Orthopaedic Research UK arranged a one-day Tendinopathy conference in London last week – Tendinopathy: state of play. The event brought together field leaders from sports and exercise medicine, physiotherapy and surgery “to address tendinopathy from the cellular level to the […]

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Balancing training load and tissue capacity

By Tom Goom (@tomgoom) Originally posted on RunningPhysio blog A key concept in preventing and managing running injuries is understanding the balance between training load and your capacity to handle that load. In a nutshell it’s a case of working within your limits and not pushing your training beyond what your body can cope with. […]

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Runners with red pee = red alert?…The answer to MOOC’s question of the week

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. We call on our ‘world expert panel’ for the answers, and profile select responses on the BJSM blog.   This week’s question: What are the possible causes for first time gross hematuria in a female runner who experiences some abdominal pain […]

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Running injuries and how to prevent them: BJSM article (by Irene S. Davis et al.) featured in the NY-Times

  Running is a low barrier activity with ongoing popular appeal. Running injury prevention is therefore an (unfortunately) important related area of study, with practical – day to day- training implications for many individuals. Therefore it is no surprise that Irene S. Davis et al.’s BJSM publication “Greater vertical impact loading in female runners with […]

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Running Virtual Conference: all the hot topics and resource links in one blog!

A monthly round-up of podcasts and articles  By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) In the penultimate virtual conference of 2015, the topic is one that becomes increasingly relevant at the turn of the year, likely featuring on a lot of people’s New Year’s resolutions – running. In the same format as its predecessors on the hamstring, shoulder, […]

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Video resources for running injury management and prevention, courtesy of @runningreform

By Dr Kevin Maggs (@runningreform) The majority of patients in my clinic are runners. As a chiropractor, this may seem strange, but I have developed a niche due to my background in biomechanics and a penchant for running. I see a wide variety of conditions during a typical day, but at the same time, certain […]

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Gait analysis: a Sports Physiotherapist’s overview of strengths, limitations, and tips 

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport   At this time of year, runners of all abilities are training for and recovering from organised runs: shorter 5-10km distances to the London Marathon. Thus, it is timely that Tom Goom, Sports Physiotherapist from The Physio Rooms, Brighton and East Sussex and creator […]

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