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. …

Analysis of goalkeepers’ game performances at the 2016 European Football Championships

Background: Despite a substantial body of literature on the physical and technical demands of outfield players in football, there is little information regarding the performance of goalkeepers. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the game performance profiles of goalkeepers at the 2016 European Football Championships. Methods: A total of 30 goalkeepers from 15 games played during the 2016 European Football …

Implications of COVID-19 for the resumption of sport in South Africa: A South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) position statement

DA Ramagole, DC Janse van Rensburg, L Pillay, P Viviers, P Zondi & J Patricios  The significant impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) pandemic has extended to sport with the cessation of nearly all professional and non-professional events globally. Recreational parks and fitness centres have also closed. A challenge remains to get athletes back to participation in the safest way, balancing the …

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 …

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Designer Bodies

A few years ago, The Sharks injury prevention and performance programme, Sharksmart, anonymously surveyed 9824 male pupils attending 20 high schools in KZN regarding various lifestyle behaviours.  One section of the questionnaire related to the use of anabolic steroids, the results of which proved both interesting and somewhat surprising. The response rate to the survey was in excess of 80% …

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10 Challenges for you: 2018, are you keen?

Dr Phatho Zondi MBChB, MSc Sports Medicine, MBA Sports Science Institute of South Africa A blink of the eyes and its April already! We hope 2018 has started off well for you and that, having entered this Yyear with enthusiasm and vigor, you have found your rhythm and are now laying a solid foundation to achieve the goals you have set for …