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 …

The AWARE Research Study – Athlete With Acute Respiratory Infection

The Sport, Exercise Medicine, Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria, through the IOC Research Center of South Africa, is leading an international research study to better understand the health impact of respiratory tract infections, including COVID-19, in athletes: The AWARE (Athlete With Acute Respiratory InfEction) Research Study. Due to the novelty of COVID-19, we do not know much …

Year of the face mask: do’s and don’ts during exercise

DC Janse van Rensburg, L Pillay, S Hendricks, JA Hamuy Blanco The COVID-19 pandemic causes widespread anxiety and uncertainty regarding disease transmission. In many countries people are obliged to wear a face mask in public spaces. Individuals involved in sports participation at any level need to make informed decisions on wearing a face mask during exercise. Currently there is no …

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. …

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 …

How should clinicians rehabilitate patients after ACL reconstruction? A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) with a focus on quality appraisal

Abstract Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Objectives To summarise recommendations and appraise the quality of international clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. Design Systematic review of CPGs (PROSPERO number: CRD42017020407). Data sources Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane, SPORTDiscus, PEDro and grey literature databases were searched up to 30 September 2018. Eligibility criteria English-language CPGs on rehabilitation following ACL …