International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport Mental Health Assessment Tool 1 (SMHAT-1) and Sport Mental Health Recognition Tool 1 (SMHRT-1): towards better support of athletes’ mental health.

Gouttebarge, V., Bindra, A., Blauwet, C., Campriani, N., Currie, A., Engebretsen, L., et al. (2020). British Journal of Sports Medicine ABSTRACT Objectives To develop an assessment and recognition tool to identify elite athletes at risk for mental health symptoms and disorders. Methods We conducted narrative and systematic reviews about mental health symptoms and disorders in active and former elite athletes. …

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 5-year follow-up of the placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY

Raine Sihvonen et al. (2020). (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trial,  Br J Sports Med  Abstract Objectives  To assess the long-term effects of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) on the development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis, and on knee symptoms and function, at 5 years follow-up. Design  Multicentre, randomised, participant- and outcome assessor-blinded, placebo-surgery controlled trial. Setting  Orthopaedic departments in five public …

Systematic review of the acute and chronic effects of high-intensity interval training on executive function across the lifespan.

Hsieh, S.-S., Chueh, T.-Y., Huang, C.-J., Kao, S.-C., Hillman, C. H., Chang, Y.-K., & Hung, T.-M. (2020). Journal of Sports Sciences, 00(00), 1–13.  ABSTRACT Research regarding the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on executive function has grown exponentially in recent years. However, there has been no comprehensive review of the current state of literature. Therefore, the aim of this …

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers: An Expert‐Led Delphi Survey of 21 Practitioners Belonging to 18 Teams from the Big‐5 European Leagues. McCall, A., Pruna, R., Van der Horst, N., Dupont, G., Buchheit, M., Coutts, A. J., et al. (2020). Abstract Purpose To define based on expert opinion and practical experience using a systematic and scientific …

Free‐Weight Resistance Training in Youth Athletes: A Narrative Review.

McQuilliam, S. J., Clark, D. R., Erskine, R. M., & Brownlee, T. E. (2020). Abstract Generating high levels of muscular strength and power are important for success in sport and may have long-term implications for sporting careers in youth athletes. Importantly, maturation may confound the neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training when attempting to differentiate between training- vs. growth-induced strength and …

Sports Injury Forecasting and Complexity: A Synergetic Approach.

Fonseca, S. T., Souza, T. R., Verhagen, E., van Emmerik, R., Bittencourt, N. F. N., Mendonça, L. D. M., et al. (2020) Abstract The understanding that sports injury is the result of the interaction among many factors and that specific profiles could increase the risk of the occurrence of a given injury was a significant step in establishing programs for …

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) position statement on disordered eating in high performance sport.

Wells KR, Jeacocke NA, Appaneal R, et al. Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: 2020 Abstract Identification, evaluation and management of disordered eating (DE) is complex. DE exists along the spectrum from optimised nutrition through to clinical eating disorders (EDs). Individual athletes can move back and forth along the spectrum of eating behaviour at any point in time …

My hip is damaged’: a qualitative investigation of people seeking care for persistent hip pain

I R de Oliveira B, Smith AJ, O’Sullivan PPB, et al ‘ – British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020; 54:858-865. Abstract Objectives Clinicians who use the biopsychosocial approach to manage musculoskeletal pain disorders aim to understand how patients make sense of their symptoms. Treatment includes targeting the negative beliefs and coping responses that can lead to progressive pain and disability. We aimed …

Cumulative Sport‐Related Injuries and Longer Term Impact in Retired Male Elite‐ and Amateur‐Level Rugby Code Athletes and Non‐contact Athletes: A Retrospective Study.

Hind, K., Konerth, N., Entwistle, I., Theadom, A., Lewis, G., King, D., et al. (2020).  Abstract Background – Rugby union and rugby league are popular team contact sports, but they bring a high risk of injury. Although previous studies have reported injury occurrence across one or several seasons, none have explored the total number of injuries sustained across an entire career. …

Improving function in people with hip-related pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of physiotherapist-led interventions for hip-related pain

ABSTRACT – Kemp JL, Mosler AB, Hart H, et al. Objective To report the effectiveness of physiotherapist-led interventions in improving pain and function in young and middle-aged adults with hip- related pain. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources A comprehensive, reproducible search strategy was performed on five databases in May 2019. Reference lists and grey literature were also searched. …