Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability.

Slevin ZM, Arnold GP, Wang W, et al. Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2020 Abstract Background Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, particularly among the sporting population. Due to such prevalence, many interventions have been tried to prevent initial, or further, ankle sprains. Current research shows …

What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them?

What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them?

A cross-sectional study of the perceptions of patients and clinicians in the UK. Abstract Objectives The objective for this work was to assess clinical experts’ and patients’ opinions on the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them. Setting This study was conducted outside of the primary and secondary care settings. Clinical experts were recruited at a UK national …

Virtual sports deserve real sports medical attention

Editor’s choice – 19 January 2020 Pereira, A. M., Brito, J., Figueiredo, P., & Verhagen, E.  BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5(1), e000606. (2019). Abstract In recent years, virtual sports or ‘eSports’ have grown exponentially both recreationally and at the professional level. eSports comprise several regulated video games played competitively, using electronic platforms. Some eSports competitions present a structure …

High Concussion Rate in Student Community Rugby Union Players During the 2018 Season: Implications for Future Research Directions

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 826, 2019 Abstract  Collision sports, such as Rugby Union (“Rugby”) have a particularly high risk of injury. Of all injuries common to collision sports, concussions have received the most attention due to the potentially negative cognitive effects in the short- and long-term. Despite non-professional Rugby players comprising the majority of the world’s playing population, there is …

South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) support for Caster Semenya

21 February 2019 SASMA officially wants to communicate support to Caster Semenya during her hearing this week in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The objective of SASMA is to promote sports science and sports medicine as supported by ethical and evidence-based guidelines, to the benefit of the South African community. Therefore, the health and safety of athletes are always …

Popping painkillers before endurance events can cause severe long-term damage

Popping painkillers before endurance events can cause severe long-term damage – UP study

For the average marathon runner, excruciating pain is often inevitable during endurance runs, and popping a few painkillers before or during a race to make the pain more bearable seems like a no-brainer and is quite common. But a recent collaborative study by UP Sport, Exercise, Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) has raised concerns that neither athletes nor race organisers realise …

WADA PROHIBITED LIST 2019

WADA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APPROVES THE 2019 PROHIBITED LIST

Montreal, 21 September 2018 – Yesterday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a media release related to the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), subject to strict conditions. Meeting in the Seychelles upon the invitation of the National Sports Council of the Seychelles, WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) primarily focused on this …

EIM-Latest-News-July-18

Latest EIM News – July 2018

Highlights from Minneapolis More than 5,000 professionals from around the world gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the end of May for the American College of Sports Medicine’s 35th Annual Meeting and 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. Attendees reconnected with friends, gained insights and celebrated several ACSM milestones, including EIM’s 10th anniversary. Here are just a few highlights: ·  …