A roadmap to a job in professional football: our story and 4 ways to help you get there!

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Portsmouth Football Club Physiotherapists Jack Hughes and Will Harlow-Trigg Maps can show you the different routes to your destination, but, they don’t tell youwhere to go. They inform you about your options, and there is usually more than one way to get […]

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Mental health issues within elite sport: are we taking steps in the right direction?

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Dr Thomas McCabe @dr_t_mccabe In the build-up to the World Cup Danny Rose was among the long line of professional athletes to describe their battles with mental illness in the main stream media (1). He talked openly about a variety of […]

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Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]

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Discussing Football Science & Medicine during the FIFA World Cup- let’s get the ball rolling! 

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Andrew Shafik @aaashafik, Manroy Sahni @manroysahni and Jonathan Shurlock @J_Shurlock Russia has taken centre stage this summer with the 21stFIFA Football World Cup. As one of the most widely viewed sporting events globally, we thought it would provide a fantastic platform for multi-national and inter-disciplinary […]

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Your patient has an ‘exercise associated wheeze’… it might not be asthma!

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Katie Marino @krmarino1 Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is a broad speciality that overlaps a number of different areas. Perhaps one of the more overlooked aspects of SEM is cardio-respiratory physiology and the vital role it has on performance. To gain more knowledge in […]

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Should SEM have greater prominence in undergraduate curricula?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Mauro Launched in 2006, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) confirms the growth of the SEM speciality in the UK [1]. Every day, clinicians see illness related to physical inactivity. SEM is not just about elite athletes and sports injuries, it incorporates various […]

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Genomics and Epigenetics: What’s their role in SEM?

By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Genomics Genomic approaches to research in medicine and SEM are not a novel concept. Indeed, Claude Bouchard has previously explored the role of exercise genomics in a BSJM editorial from 2015.[1] One of the key points suggested is that the impact […]

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Working at my first major sport event! Reflections from the London 2017 Athletics Championships

By Tej Pandya  Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series The 2017 World Athletics Championships were held in London between the 4th and 13th August. I was fortunate to be selected as part of the medical services providing medical care to athletes, workforce, and IAAF representatives. Below are a few thoughts I […]

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Top tips from around the globe: Undergraduate medical electives in SEM

 Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series A medical elective is a placement undertaken away from medical school usually in the fourth or fifth year of study. Although it can be very tempting, this shouldn’t be viewed solely as an opportunity to lounge in the sun, dipping your feet in the pool […]

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Paraceta-MORE: The increasing over-reliance on painkillers in sport

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Adil Iqbal  Rugby World magazine ran an article back in April which really got me thinking. The article focused on painkiller use in rugby featuring a prominent ex-professional player’s first-hand account of frequent painkiller use and all the issues he was now suffering from(1). […]

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