By Mark Russell (@drmarkru55ell) In an attempt ‘to create a world leading Academy system that serves to provide more and better home grown players,’ the English Premier League initiated the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in 2012[1,2]. Accordingly, the amount of coaching received by players rose from 3-12 to 4-16 h·player-1·week-1 when progressing from under […]
Better than the little blue pill? How physical activity can improve a man’s sex life!
The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng Gentlemen, if there was ever a reason to meet the physical activity guidelines, this is it. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in BJSM this year has suggested that physical activity interventions, particularly moderate-vigorous intensity aerobic activity, can improve erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is […]
Football Is Medicine International Conference [Portugal, Jan 25 – 26, 2018]
Ahead of this week’s 1st International ‘Football is Medicine‘ Conference at Portugal’s City of Football, here’s a teaser interview with João Brito, Exercise Physiologist and investigator at the Performance & Health Unit of The Portuguese Football Federation. The conference brings together expert researchers from around the globe to discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice […]
The Touring Cookie! Sports Physiotherapy in the Pacific
By Charleen Silcock Recently, I completed a residential week as part of my post graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Otago and I’ve been reflecting on my experiences travelling with teams. I’m fortunate to get the opportunity to travel overseas for various sports in the smaller Pacific nations. It’s been fun, challenging, […]
80 years and counting: the Polish Society of Sports Medicine (PSSM) and Poland’s contribution to the world of Sports Medicine.
By Dr Wojciech Gawroński & Dr Henryk Kuński In 2017, the Polish Society of Sports Medicine (PSSM) celebrated their 80th Anniversary. Below, I share the developments of Sports Medicine in Poland, and our contribution to the Sports Medicine field in Europe and internationally. Polish Sports Medicine has its roots in Sports Hygiene Poland’s capital, Warsaw held the […]
Authors’ response to letter by M O de Almeida & B T Saragiotto on “The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions: a systematic review including quantification of patient-rated pain reduction”
We thank the correspondents for their interest in our recent review , and appreciate the opportunity to reply. Clinical trumps statistical – synthesise the evidence to inform practice A review of a clinical intervention can include both (i) quantitative (e.g. meta-analyses of effect sizes) and (ii) qualitative (e.g. subjective scoring and weighing of the available […]
Letter in response to “The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions: a systematic review including quantification of patient-rated pain reduction”
By Matheus Oliveira de Almeida @Matheusoa, and Bruno T Saragiotto @bsaragiotto Korakakis and colleagues’ recent systematic review of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) concluded that the intervention may be effective in the treatment of some lower limb conditions1. However, some aspects of the review raise doubts about the positive conclusion. Although the authors reported that they conducted […]
The Froome case: despite adherence to WADA regulations, is it physiologically possible that a urine sample can contain more than the permissible level of Salbutamol?
By Andrew J Simpson @andyjohnsimpson Four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned an ‘adverse analytical finding‘, in a urine sample collected on 7th September 2017 after Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. Froome denies any wrong doing, insisting he is fully aware of, and compliant with, the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) regulations […]
The on-going debate about the usefulness of abdominal hypopressive technique on pelvic floor dysfunction: Evidence or evidence, there is no room for speculation.
In response to: “Is abdominal hypopressive technique effective in the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction? Marketing or evidence from high-quality trials?” (Letter to the editor) By Saúl Martín Rodríguez @smrodguez and Kari Bø We thank the authors for the on-going debate about the hypopressive method and its hypothetical benefits on pelvic floor […]
The Blue Card initiative in club rugby: are we setting up less experienced physios to fail?
By Jessica Beard Topics surrounding concussion are as hot as a Californian summer. The public has witnessed players in professional sport clearly concussed, yet not removed from the field, the 2015 Will Smith Movie shows the traumatising reality of sports related concussion (SRC), famous players have reached out to share their concussion symptoms post sport. Now, there […]