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Preventing and managing hamstring strain injuries: the Holy Grail of football medicine

In this podcast, Dr Sean Carmody speaks to Dr Nick van der Horst, who has recently published a paper on decision-making and medical criteria for return to play following hamstring strain injuries. Nick, who is First team physiotherapist at the Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eerst Divisie and holds a PhD in football medicine, provides his thoughts on the controversies around the role of MRI and eccentric strength in determining return to play, and also shares his beliefs about why hamstring...

Duration: 00:39:18

Rugby’s Journey To Improving Player Welfare – with Dr Martin Raftery & Dr Ross Tucker

Over the last few years, rugby medicine has been somewhat mired with controversy. From ‘Bloodgate’, to concussion, there have been many back-page features in the press, often calling for quite sensationalist measures. Against this backdrop, and away from the gaze of the press, World Rugby have been busy synthesising an evidence base, and adapting the game to try and maximise player welfare. Such efforts have often flown under the radar, and today on the podcast we hear from its Chief...

Duration: 01:01:28

Physical activity in the curriculum: impact in Schools of Medicine and new healthcare professionals

Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate healthcare curriculum is an important step to building capacity in the future workforce to promote physical activity, every contact. This podcast features two UK medical schools and schools of health describing their approaches to upskilling tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, in physical activity, for tomorrow’s patients using the #MovementForMovement educational resources and a community of practice approach. More about Ann Gates here:...

Duration: 00:14:06

Low back pain in adolescents: Professor Stanley Herring talks spondylolysis

Professor Stanley Herring is a clinical professor at the University of Washington (UW) in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Neurological Surgery. He is director of the UW Medicine Sports Health & Safety Institute, medical director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health for UW Medicine, and co-medical director of the Sports Concussion Program, a partnership between UW Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Herring's clinical interests include...

Duration: 00:15:06

Was ist evidenz basierte Medizin und warum ist es so wichtig für unser tägliches Handeln?

Die Evidenz basierte Medizin ist ein Grundpfeiler medizinischen Handelns und ist im täglichen Leben des Arztes und Physiotherapeuten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Dr Andreas Waltering (IQWIQ) gibt uns eine Einführung in die Evidenz basierte Medizin (EBM). Anfangen mit der Entstehungsgeschichte der EBM. Die EBM wurde im Gegensatz zu Deutschland von der Ärzteschafft selber gefordert. Im deutschsprachigen Raum wurde die EBM primär eingeführt um der Fehlversorgung entgegen zu wirken. Dr Markus...

Duration: 00:29:51

Behind the scenes of the new SCAT5 – tips, tricks and clinical pearls for treating concussion

Dr. Michael Makdissi is a Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physician based in Melbourne. He has pursued a career that blends both clinical and research roles. His research is mainly based around concussion and it is this area where he has become a globally respected voice. Liam West poses the questions in this podcast that sees Dr. Makdissi discuss the new Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) 5, common mistakes made when managing athletes with concussion, updates within the SCAT5 and...

Duration: 00:22:26

Am I safe to move? Professor Lorimer Mosely: New understanding of pain and focusing on the patient

Professor Lorimer Moseley (PT, PhD) is Chair of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia and a professor of Clinical Neurosciences. He combines Oxford rigour with a laconic and very popular Australian style of communication. In this podcast he addresses the questions: What’s new in our understanding of the spinal cord? What should we be telling patients? Is the ‘hands on, hands off’ debate a useful one? How do you feel the profession is...

Duration: 01:17:52

Would school rugby be better if collisions and tackles were banned? Prof Allyson Pollock

Allyson M Pollock is professor of public health and Director of Institute of Health and Society in the Medical Faculty of Newcastle University. She is a public health doctor and has been researching injuries and rugby injuries for more than ten years. She takes what she describes as the ‘child’s perspective’ and asks – Do children know the risks of playing school rugby? Do all schools have appropriate risk mitigation? She reminds us that the health benefits of physical activity are well...

Duration: 00:17:06

Key components of managing groin injuries in the elite athlete

Why are groin injuries so difficult to manage? How has rehabilitation advanced over the years? In this BJSM podcast, we interview Professor Michael Callaghan, Professor of Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and Head of Physical Therapies at MUFC. We discuss the pressures of dealing with groin injuries in a team environment, the use of 1%ers, and surgical options for dealing with the groin. Michael is involved with the organisation of the inaugural MUFC Conference starring...

Duration: 00:11:24

How to lose or gain weight safely, elite sports nutrition with David Dunne

This episode takes place from Surrey Sports Park, the training base of Harlequins Rugby Union. During the podcast, performance nutritionist David Dunne delves into the following topics with Dr Sean Carmody: -Managing weight loss safely in weight dependent sports (eg boxing, MMA) -Developing muscle mass appropriately in rugby union players -Nutritional considerations in the professional golfer In addition to his work with Harlequins, David has worked in several sports including Queens Park...

Duration: 00:54:21

Doping in golf, Michele Verroken outlines the 3 essential things every clinician should know.

Michele Verroken is the founding director of Sporting Integrity, a consultancy which advises governing bodies about identifying, adopting and managing best practice procedures relating to risk, ethical and integrity standards and issues in sport. Formerly Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping at UK Sport, Michele has worked in elite sport for over thirty years. She currently works as an Anti-Doping advisor to the PGA European Tour and is Secretary of the Commonwealth Games Federation Medical...

Duration: 00:41:57

Do you know athletes who have a wheeze and get short of breath easily? Surely asthma, right?

Respiratory conditions are often neglected in the world of sports medicine, so we’ve got two world leaders on a podcast, recorded at the famous Centre for Health & Human Performance in London, to enlighten us on respiratory conditions in sport. Our guests Dr James Hull is Consultant Respiratory Physician with a specialist expertise in assessing athletes with unexplained breathlessness. He is an invited member of the American Thoracic Society expert committee for Exercise Induced...

Duration: 01:05:21

Sports Cardiology expert Dr. Drezner explains what new electrocardiogram criteria means for athletes

Professor Jon Drezner is a family medicine physician from Seattle, USA with expertise in sports medicine and sports cardiology. He shares the new international criteria for electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in athletes - these lead to a lower false positive rate while maintaining sensitivity. He clearly defines the key changes and what to look out for on an ECG. You can access the International ECG Criteria paper below and also check out the conference Prof. Drezner is organising in...

Duration: 00:23:52

Future superstars or fragile futures? The good, the bad and the ugly of early sports specialisation

Angela Smith is an attending orthopaedist at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for children, and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Paediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She is the past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, and acts as a member of the Executive Committee of FIMS. She draws upon her extensive clinical experience of working with youth athletes to discuss with BJSM’s Liam West the hotly debated topic of early sports...

Duration: 00:36:43

From the AMSSM: Gluten Sensitivity- Fact or Fad?

AMSSM Podcast host Dr. Krystian Bigosinski is joined by Dr. Alessio Fasano, the W. Allan Walker Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as Dana Lis, RD, PhD, owner of Summit Sports Nutrition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Topics of conversation include the definition of gluten and FODMAPs and their potential role in leading to both gastrointestinal and constitutional symptoms...

Duration: 00:56:21

What is Optimal Loading? How do we achieve it? Top Sports physio Dr Phil Glasgow reveals all

A respected global voice within Sports Physiotherapy, Phil Glasgow returns to the BJSM podcast to share his thoughts and expertise on loading for injury prevention and treatment. Phil has worked at numerous major international sporting events and was the Chief Physiotherapy Officer for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics. As Former Head of Sports Medicine at Sports Institute, Northern Ireland, he has amassed extensive experience in high performance sport working with elite athletes from a...

Duration: 01:01:23

Bodies of gods but the teeth don’t match: Oral health crisis among football players

Ian Needleman is a Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the Centre of Oral Health and Performance, University College London (UCL) Eastman Dental Institute. Prof Needleman is on a mission to combat poor oral health in athletes. Alongside his research team, he has proven oral healthcare at the elite level to be poor, that this leads to a decrease in performance and has suggested that oral health screening should be routine for athletes (link to these papers below). You can also check out,...

Duration: 00:08:20

From the AMSSM: Drilling down into running injuries – what they don’t teach in medical school

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) podcast is hosted by Dr Devin McFadden (Sports Medicine Fellow, Washington D.C) is your host. He chats with Dr Bert Fields (Sports Medicine Physician, Greensborough, North Carolina), Dr Robert Oh (Sports M edicine, Fort Benning, Georgia) and Dr Chad Asplund (Athletic Sports Medicine, Georgia Southern University). In this podcast (part 2 of 2), the experts on running injuries discuss: • What is the role of motion control shoes? • What...

Duration: 00:51:54

Secrets for clinicians caring for elite and recreational youth athletes: Dr Boris Gojanovic

Dr Boris Gojanovic (@DrSportSante) is a specialist sports medicine physician and a board member of the Swiss Sports Medicine Society. In addition to his Sports Medicine training, he is certified in Internal Medicine (General Medicine). In this chat about paediatric sports development, training and injuries he shares tips on interdisciplinary management of concussion, knee injuries. He tackles hip pain including that related to femoroacetabular impingement. He reveals his lessons from...

Duration: 00:17:44

What is golf fitness? Andy Nicholettos talks through sports medicine in golf.

Andy Nicholettos @sportinjuryandy is co-founder and head of sports medicine at Prevail Golf Performance, a specialist academy that blends golf coaching, sports medicine and strength and conditioning practice. Andy is also the author of “a movement in golf performance”. Aside from golf, Andy is the clinical lead at the Pain Clinic Oxford. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the application of pain science to sports performance, and has contributed to literature spanning...

Duration: 00:59:53

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