Considering psychological stress alongside training load – A reflection on the “How much is too much’” IOC Consensus Statement

By Pete Garbutt I first read about the International Olympic Committee’s 2-part ‘How much is too much’’ Consensus Statement in BJSM 50(16/17), 2016 regarding injury and illness in athletes. It highlighted common roadblocks to athletic performance, and evidence informed insights to enhance the health of our athletic community. This was a landmark paper to shine light on […]

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No more poker face, it is time to finally lay our cards on the table

By Andy Rolls1, with contribution from Alan McCall1  1 Arsenal Football Club, Research & Development Department, London, UK LEARNING TO SHARE, SHARING TO LEARN ‘Learning to share, sharing to learn’ is a title I have borrowed from an article published in the teaching literature.[1] It is based on the premise that unless individuals disseminate or […]

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World Sports PT Team Concept Conference in Las Vegas: much more than gambling!

By Mario Bizzini The notorious slogan “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” certainly did not apply for the recent Team Concept Conference, which was held in the renowned resort city in Nevada, US. Please just re-live the Twitter buzz on #TCC2016 to get a feeling of three exciting days (December 1 to 3, 2017) when […]

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Return to Play – BJSM Virtual Conference

A monthly round-up of podcasts and articles By Zach Spargo (@ZachSpargo) & Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) Can’t keep up with what the latest research on return-to-play is saying? Need direction on where to find all the up-to-date literature and podcasts? This is your place! We’ve put together the greatest and latest RTP work from BJSM into […]

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Zurück zum Sport nach Verletzungen an der unteren Extremität  

By Keller Matthias Ob Freizeitsportler oder Profiathlet – nach einer Verletzung stellt sich dem Sportler immer die gleiche Fragen. “Wann kann ich wieder zurück zu meinem Sport?” Auch für Therapeuten ist es schwierig, diese Frage klar zu beantworten. Es zeichnet sich aber ab, dass Tests, welche Funktionen prüfen und sportartspezifische Belastungen simulieren als Entscheidungshilfe für […]

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Hamstring highlights from Arsenal FC SEMS March 2016 Conference

By Dr. Ronan Kearney (@KearneyRonan) The Arsenal FC Sport and Exercise Medicine conference (FC SEMS) brought together world experts to advance the knowledge base in muscle injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and return to play in football. The topic of hamstring injury (HSI) featured strongly. Here are 6 ‘take home messages’ for sports and exercise medicine professionals. […]

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Football Medicine Strategies: Return to Play Conference, major value for both seasoned SEM pros and students

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “When will they be able to get back playing?” ..That is the question that the medical staff of football clubs attempt to answer most days of their working lives. The question may come from coaches, journalists, agents, supporters, club owners and […]

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Return to Play 2015 (#RTP2015) conference highlights – part 2 of 2

By David McFall @DynamicSCT Here is the second instalment of the exciting #RTP2015 highlights. In case you missed our first blog you can find it HERE. And let us remind you that you can view all the presentations HERE. Theme Three (cont.) – #TimeHeals  Linked to the last take-home point of #TimeHeals, and a main […]

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2015 Return to Play Conference Highlights (there were so many this blog is part 1 of 2!)

By David McFall @DynamicSCT and Steffan Griffin @lifestylemedic November’s Return to Play (#RTP2015) Conference in Bern, Switzerland, saw a stellar line-up of speakers engaging with >800 well-informed clinicians and researchers from over 50 countries. BJSM will publish a consensus statement in July 2016 ( and you can watch all the presentations here: http://www.sportfisio.ch/rtp2015-videos-2/!). In the meantime, here are highlights […]

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Hamstring Rehabilitation: Criteria based progression protocol and clinical predictors for return to play

By Nicol van Dyk, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Department, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and; Rod Whiteley, Assistant Director, Rehabilitation Department, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital   (presented at the ASICS Sports Medicine Australia conference 2015 – find all the slides here) “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra It is […]

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