By Keara Hooi, Sarah Mackay, Jacqueline Mitchell, Anton Moshynskyy, and Jacky Shen Imagine being the brand new student trainer on an athletic team. You are ambitious, keen and ready to embark on a dynamic and rewarding journey in the industry. You grin as you stare out onto the field of football players, with your brand new Apple iPhone 5S […]
Mr Villas-Boas stands by his concussion call. “If the manager says it’s not concussion, it’s not concussion”? Mr Villas-Boas – It’s time to apologise for the sake of Hugo Lloris and players the world over.
I was really disappointed with what I saw in this report in The Guardian. To see the word ‘incompetent’ linked to the world experts on concussion including FIFA’s neurologist and sports medicine specialist Professor Jiri Dvorak. To the Concussion In Sport Group who has met 4 times over a decade to make concussion the most […]
Sorry Mr Villas-Boas. “Concussion call ALWAYS belongs to Doctor.”
The BJSM represents an authoritative voice in sports medicine so it would be negligent if BJSM did not comment on the widely-reported ‘Loris concussion’. We begin by emphasizing that BJSM knows the Tottenham medical team and they are excellent. In 2012, they helped saved Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba’s life on field – and provided […]
“Leaders in Performance” (2013): A wider, influential audience for turning research into action and policy. Managing Concussion // Performing in the Heat
Leaders in Performance was held in London last week – the world’s largest summit of sport owners/managers, high performance teams, sports medicine and science leads. Aspetar – Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital sponsored two workshops there: 1. Concussion Management with Professors Paul McCrory, Jiri Dvorak, Michael Turner and Roald Bahr. The Consensus statement on concussion in […]
Please use these PPT slides that summarise the 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on Concussion
HEADLINE FOR THE TIME-POOR: Here is the link to the slides for your presentations, but please don’t alter them without the permission of the Consensus Statement authors. During the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Zurich 2012) attendees revised and updated the Consensus Statement. The new 2012 […]
Australian Football League considers Concussion Consensus Statement
Interesting take on the Consensus statement from the Zurich 2012 Conference on Concussion In Sport. This paper is Open Access on BJSM and BJSM is the exclusive publisher of the 12 systematic reviews that underpin the Consensus statement. This special issue of BJSM is an Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) issue of BJSM – […]
Do you work with teams? Looking for a practical case-based learning opportunity? IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (22-24 May, 2013)
Thirty experienced speakers (and leaders in the field) are fully committed to ensuring that this 3-day event will be even more successful than the four previous IOC Advanced Team Physician Courses. This course is geared towards the practical issues of working with high-level athletes in a team sports setting! Check the program below and see how the case-based curriculum means […]
Concussion management in England’s FA – better than it appears in new BJSM paper….
E-letter and update by Dr Ian Beasley (FFSEM) In response to: Jo Price, Peter Malliaras, Zoe Hudson. 2012. Current practices in determining return to play following head injury in professional football in the UK. Br J Sports Med 2012; 0: 201109068 (Original article). [this paper is Online First and is included in the upcoming November Print Issue […]
Debate! Is education more effective than mandating helmets for skiers and snowborders? – Guest Blog from Canada Safety Council
The Canadian Paediatric Society has called for legislation mandating helmet use for all skiers and snowboarders. The Society says that through mandatory helmet legislation, governments can send a strong message that helmets are important and reduce the risk of brain injury and disability. For the record, I am a strong advocate for helmets for skiers […]
Concussion: how do we reconcile risk-averse policies with risk-taking sports?
By @DrJohnOrchard I have just started working in my 15th season as a professional NRL (National Rugby League, Australia) team doctor but with respect to one injury feel as uneasy as I ever have at any stage of working in sports medicine. In theory I should be more experienced and therefore more relaxed at […]