Guest blog by Dr. Malachy McHugh If the purpose of Des Spence’s article Bad Medicine: Sports Medicine (British Medical Journal, March 30 2011) is to strike a chord with sports medicine professionals then it has probably done its job. However, as a piece of scientific writing this lacks objectivity to put it mildly. The sports medicine […]
Category: Sport and exercise medicine discipline
New BJSM Warm up! Tendinopathy: no longer a ‘one size fits all’ diagnosis
Lots of exciting new tendon research presented in the April 2011 issue of BJSM (view online here!). As an introductory taste, here’s an excerpt of the Warm up by Jill Cook: Tendinopathy: no longer a ‘one size fits all’ diagnosis Tendon research has come a long way. So far, in fact, that 120 tendon-interested clinicians […]
No Oscar for BJSM videos but 1.3 million page views isn’t bad!
Just a short blog post today to alert you to lots of great free material on the home page. We didn’t get an Oscar for the ‘Mark Hutchinson’ physical exam videos but nomination can’t be far off. Learn to examine the knee, shoulder, hip/groin in this practical series. It’s free! And in the blizzard of […]
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre website — Great online resource
The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre, located at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences has a diverse team of experts from the fields of exercise medicine, ortheopedics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and physiotherapy. Its led by professors Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr who are both renowned for their experience with national team and Olympic sports medicine. Cutting-edge researchers and advocates for […]
Patellofemoral pain syndrome? Consider orthoses or more comfortable shoes!
In the current issue of BJSM, Barton, Menz, and Crossley’s report on The immediate effects of foot orthoses on functional performance in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Their paper supports the beneficial effects of prefabricated orthoses. Orthoses “provide immediate improvements in functional performance, and these improvements are associated with a more pronated foot type and […]
Preventing sports injuries – here are success strategies! Guest blog Professor Caroline Finch –
In a universal quest to ensure that sports injury prevention efforts actually do work because athletes and other participants actually do what we recommend they do, there have been increasing calls for more attention towards understanding the drivers of sports injury prevention from a behavioural perspective. It is concerning, therefore, that the sports injury research […]
Congratulations Sweden! http://www.fyss.se/
No apologies for plugging the Swedish National Institute for Public Health who have produced an amazing medical tool – evidence based exercise prescription for many, many, medical conditions. If you are in the UK you will be familar with the BNF – this should accompany every BNF and be used more often! In Australia the […]
Gotta love this one – pay to skip a workout!
The brilliant authors of Freakonomics via the New York Times. See the full story. […]
Exciting Exercise Medicine Study Opportunity in Tanzania with Paul Hodges
In addition to a unique setting to learn about “managing pain by changing the brain, ” and to gain insight into the effects of altitude on exercise, clinicians and students have the opportunity to learn from the expertise of Dr. Paul Hodges. Dr. Hodges is an award winning Researcher, Director of the University of Queensland’s […]
Two Upcoming Events in Australia
Clinical Sports Medicine (Sydney, March 6th): The Knee This 1-day event, presented by Australasian College of Sports Physicians, has been designed for general practitioners, allied health practitioners and specialist trainees. Program highlights include: A presentation of ACL and PCL injuries by Dr. John Orchard followed by a debate on ACL reconstruction. Discussions on the causes […]