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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Sports Medicine at the 2015 London Marathon: critical reflections from a medical and a physiotherapy student

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody & Liam Newton The medical student experience – @seancarmody1: The London Marathon is a fascinating event from a sports medicine perspective. The 38,000 participants represent nearly every category of athlete. The weekend warriors to world record-holders range in abilities and disabilities […]

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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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Return to Sport After Total Knee Replacements?

By Alexander Wood The number of total knee replacements (TKR) performed annually has doubled over the last decade1. TKR is common in the young population2 and an increasing number of elderly patients are playing sport and sustaining sports related injuries3. Considering the above factors combined with improvements in life expectancy and in overall general health4, […]

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A catalyst for activity: The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme, one-year follow-up survey results

By Dr Sophie Bates Background The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme, is a nine week scheme consisting of three runs per week, which trains novice runners to run continuously for thirty minutes[1].  NHS Choices has promoted the scheme since 2010. Between January and March 2013, I coordinated a group version of the ‘Couch to […]

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Medical challenges at world’s cruelest ultra marathon

By Dr Rajat Chauhan, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician; BJSM Associate Editor (India) @drrajatchauhan “If you want to make this run safe, stand with outstretched hands at the start line and don’t let anyone start.” Thats what Josh Paurini (New Zealand), a crew member for one of the participants at La Ultra – The High had to […]

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The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme: a powerful and inexpensive tool to improve physical activity and overall health

By Dr. Sophie Bates Background The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme, is a nine week scheme, consisting of three runs per week, which trains novice runners to run continuously for thirty minutes[1].  NHS Choices has promoted the scheme since 2010. The accompanying free podcast series, is currently the 8th most popular UK podcast on […]

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Practical website to help get folks moving

Couch to 5K motivated my mum to “get off the couch” and put on running shoes. For the first time, ever. Do you know of people who have been thinking about a more active lifestyle? Do they need a practical, no-brainer approach to ‘Just Do It’? Couch to 5K transforms absolute beginners into motivated runners […]

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The Barefoot Controversy: Running With Or Without Shoes

Evolutionist Dan Lieberman raised the question of barefoot running in the ACSM‘s Wolfe Memorial Lecture in 2009. Here the New York Times enters the debate by interviewing renowned biomechanist Benno Nigg (University of Calgary) and weaving in data from a recent BJSM paper on what happens as shoes wear out over time. […]

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