The untimely death of Philip Hughes along with the recent Cricket World Cup and a relatively new British Standard for helmets has fuelled the debate for further research into the role of helmets. World-renowned expert on this subject Andrew McIntosh profiled these issues in a recent BMJ blog. He writes: “It became clear to me […]
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Exercises to prevent sports injuries – lots of talk, but do they work?
Letter to the Editor By Dr. Babette Pluim (@DocPluim) In response to: Jeppe Bo Lauersen, Ditte Marie Bertelsen, Lars Bo Andersen. The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BJSM. 2014; 48:11 871–877 . Strength training was the big winner in a recent BJSM systematic review and meta-analysis of Lauersen et al.1 The […]
Defining safety in Canadian Sport: Moving from ‘outcomes’ to ‘process’ for injury prevention
By Tanenbaum, B.E., Cowle, S., Forbes, S.L., Banfield, J.M. Background The Canadian Sport Policy (CSP) is a product of collaboration among the 14 federal, provincial and territorial governments and other key stakeholders (e.g. Sport Canada). The current version of the policy, CSP2012, provides direction (for the next ten years) for stakeholders to realize positive impacts […]
FIFA increasing efforts in sport for health leadership – hats off to a role model federation
Budapest May 24th: FIFA provide a landmark in ‘implementation’ and ‘dissemination’ by including their 2nd Medical Congress within the ’62nd FIFA Congress’. This may not seem like a major deal for those unfamiliar with the way sporting federations work but it is right […]