The perspective of the seriously injured rugby player: lessons for injury prevention

  [Sheree Bekker] After reading ‘In a blink of an eye your life can change’: experiences of players sustaining a rugby-related acute spinal cord injury, I simply had to invite the first author, Marelise Badenhorst to write about her paper for this blog.  Marelise Badenhorst is a Physiotherapist and PhD student as part of the Vrije University-NRF […]

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If you catch World Cup fever, here’s how to prevent injuries | The Conversation

  This article by Dr. Oluwatoyosi Owoeye, University of Calgary was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  Dr. Owoeye is a clinician (physical therapist) scientist and currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary. His research focuses on the generation and implementation of knowledge that informs the […]

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Grenfell: a year on, here’s what we know went wrong | The Conversation

 [SB] As injury prevention researchers, policymakers, and practitioners our work is most often successful when it isn’t noticeable – when safety measures are working and people are safe. As a result, our work is often rendered socially invisible until safety measures fail. The Grenfell Tower fire (June 2017) has, unfortunately and tragically, brought our oft-hidden or […]

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Injury Prevention: Achieving Population-Level Change

  Injury Prevention: Achieving Population-Level Change | Supplement, Injury Prevention Editors: Natalie Wilkins, PhD; Roderick McClure MBBS, PhD; Karin Mack, PhD   Why this supplement, now? Upon reviewing injury prevention’s recent history, the editors identified a developing struggle. Following injury prevention’s conceptualization as a public health problem in the 1960s, there was an escalation of […]

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I sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as “injury prevention”

  [Sheree Bekker] Injury Prevention has had an exciting start to 2018 with Professor Roderick McClure beginning his tenure as Editor-In-Chief. If you have not yet done so, be sure to read his first editorial: Injury Prevention: Where to from here? To kick off this blog for 2018, I asked Rod a few questions about his vision […]

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Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?

Hopefully you would answer no to the question “Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?” But that is the reality for Australians who live in the country. A recent survey of country folk regarding their access to health care, mental health and preventative health was undertaken as part of a collaborative project between the Royal Flying […]

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