Dr Pria Krishnasamy, a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine UK (FFSEM UK), is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney. She began her medical career at the Queens University of Belfast in 2002, completed her Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine (MSc SEM) with merit …
Nick Webborn is Clinical Professor in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the University of Brighton. He has over 25 years experience in research in sport and exercise medicine in a wide range of topics. For this project Nick will be working with a team that brings together expertise in clinical exercise, motor behaviour, educational and neuropsychology to study perception of exercise intensity in children with autism.
After competing medical training at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s hospital, Nicky gained practical and research experience at Geneva hospital assisting in research of female adolescent gymnasts and at a range of sports medicine centres in Australia. These included placements at the Olympic medical centre in Melbourne with Dr Peter Brukner and Prof Karim Khan and in Sydney at the North Shore sports medical centre with Dr Ken Critchon.
Julie Gallagher is based at the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute in London. She currently works one day a week as a tutor dentist, providing clinical supervision and classroom teaching for student dental hygienists and student dental therapists. She has over thirty years’ experience in the salaried dental service
Dr Alethea Beck is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently works 2 days a week for Nuffield Health as a health assessment doctor advising patients on leading an active healthy lifestyle. She works in professional horse racing and is the Chief Medical Officer at Hamilton Park Racecourse and a Senior Racecourse Medical Officer at Musselburgh Racecourse.
James is Professor of Human and Applied Physiology in the Department for Health at the University of Bath. Following a 13-year career as a Ministry of Defence (MoD) Human Scientist, he joined the University of Bath as a Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was Head of the University’s Department for Health from 2011-2017, where he …
Pippa is currently a Research Fellow with the Arthritis UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford. She is also finishing her PhD with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD research examines a number of aspects of adherence to exercise, specifically among people with knee osteoarthritis.
Currently Tiarnan is a final year medical student at the University of Limerick. In 2013, he graduated with a 1st class honours from the Bsc. Athletic Therapy and Training Programme in Dublin City University (DCU) and received the Academic Achievement Award upon graduation. After graduation he became a member of Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI), and ….
Dan Fitzpatrick is currently an Foundation Year 2 doctor based in London. Having trained in Manchester, it was on his elective in Melbourne and Sydney that he settled on Sports and Exercise Medicine as a career. He is currently planning on undertaking an MSc after completing foundation training before going on to GP and then SEM training.
The effect of high intensity interval training on cardiac autonomic regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes
With one of the most commonly cited reasons for lack of physical activity participation being ‘lack of time’,1 high-intensity interval training (HIIT; involving short-to-long periods of high-intensity exercise separated by periods of relative recovery or rest) offers a time-efficient method for reducing cardiometabolic risk.
Having graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from The University of Edinburgh in 2013, Alisdair is now a final year medical student at Newcastle University. He developed his interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine following an elective period with the Sunderland Integrated Musculoskeletal Service during which he became interested in the Public Health aspect of this speciality.
The needs and wants of patients re physical activity advice from healthcare staff whilst in acute hospital ward settings. At the time of receiving this award (March 2017), James has completed four years of medical school at Newcastle University and intercalating on the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course at the University of Nottingham.
Travelling Fellowship: Sports Surgery Clinic, Ireland. Chris is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar in the West Midlands Deanery and the recipient of the 2016 MacLeod Medal. He teaches as an Advanced Life Support Instructor. Chris currently works with Birmingham City Football Club and Bristol Rugby.
The Travelling Fellowship was awarded to Dr Seth to enable him to carry out a 2 week observership at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Sports Medicine Department, Singapore. Dr. Ajai Seth is a Sports and Exercise Medicine registrar and General Practitioner in the West Midlands. His sporting interests include
Athletes competing in sports with excessive, repetitive overhead movement have a high risk of overuse shoulder injuries, with overuse shoulder injuries accounting for approximately 19% of all volleyball injuries. The spike movement has been reported to be responsible for over 80% of all shoulder injuries in volleyball and, given that elite players may perform roughly 40,000 spikes per year, small differences in technique could be associated with different injury risks.
How radiology teaching could be best integrated into the medical course at the University of Nottigham, with the ideal outcome of improving the medical curriculum. At the time of receiving this award (March 2017) Katie was intercalating at Nottingham University studying a Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine, before returning to her final year of medical school in September 2017 at Sheffield University.
The Women’s Health Update Course is held around the country, throughout the year. I attended at the beginning of November last year, in Nottingham, as I was keen to enhance my skills and knowledge in this particular sub-speciality.
I was lucky to also be able to attend Fortius International Sports Injury Conference ’17 in London owing to the BASEM External Meeting Sponsorship Award I secured.
Flying to Barcelona and staying in the heart of Barcelona in the shadow of the world famous Camp Nou Stadium set the scene for a fantastic weekend. The conference definitely didn’t disappoint
Mental health problems in athletes can be as prevalent as in the general population. Some conditions such as eating disorders or substance abuse problems are reportedly more common in an athletic population
Mental health in sport is a hard-hitting topic that is frequently the subject of news coverage and increasingly a theme for avid research. Cricket in particular has been the vanguard within the sporting arena, with several high profile players and coaches striving to break the taboo of mental health amongst players and bring the topic into the public forum
Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a common overuse injury affecting the patellar tendon; characterised by collagen degeneration with prolific neovascularisation and an absence of inflammatory cell infiltration. Elite athletes in jumping sports are the most frequently affected.
The conventional and sumo style deadlift are an integral component of strength training programmes in athletes and are primarily used to strengthen the back, legs and hips. The deadlift involves the lifter standing in a flexed position with two hands gripped on a weightlifting bar.
Like many doctors involved in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Michael was a keen sportsman, playing football to Schoolboy and Amateur International level. He readily admits that the best piece of career advice he was ever given was from the legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankley …
Despite advances in the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, re-injury rates remain high following return to play (RTP) after ACL-reconstruction (ACLR). RTP test batteries do not routinely incorporate sports situational factors, perhaps limiting their ability to detect biomechanical changes pertinent to re-injury risk. Under the supervision of Dr Bruce Paton …
Our BASEM travelling fellowship this year took us to the University of Guelph, Toronto to visit Professor Margo Mountjoy and her clinical team. The purpose of our visit was to increase our understanding and knowledge of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and the impact this has on athlete’s health and sports performance.
The musculoskeletal system has always fascinated me, even before I began my studies at medical school. Subsequently, since starting my medical degree in earnest, this curiosity has been further developed into an interest in Orthopaedic surgery
The IOC Advanced Team Physician Course has been on my professional ‘bucket list’ for a number of years and fortunately this November I was lucky enough to be able to attend as a result of a BASEM External Meeting Sponsorship Award.
The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport is arguably the highest profile Sports and Exercise Medicine event in the world, and I had been hoping to attend since reading about the previous conference 3 years ago.
I am very grateful to BASEM in awarding me sponsorship to attend this interesting conference, which was one of the best I have attended on physical activity. Held at the delightful Queens University, Belfast, with the beautiful Botanical gardens next door …
Isokinetic Medical Group welcomes you to London and to the XXIV edition of the Conference. Throughout the years this event has become the meeting point of the international Football Medicine Community, gathering sports medicine specialists and professionals from 77 different countries around the world.
I attended the UltrasoundSite introductory musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound course over the last weekend in January 2016 thanks to a BASEM External Meeting Sponsorship Award. The course is based at St George’s University, London and I found it easy to
My name is Nathan Wall. I am 28 years old, originally from Limerick, Ireland and currently living in Dublin. I am currently in the 4th and final year of the TCD GP training scheme, working as a GP Registrar in Blessington Family Practice, Co Wicklow..
Over the past few years I have become interested in musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and guided injection within the field of sports medicine as an adjunct to diagnosis and then potential treatment with guided injections.
Hamstring muscle injury, characterised by posterior thigh pain and weakness in the hamstring muscles, is a common injury with a major impact on sport through time loss and association with high recurrence rates. Scientific evidence for management protocols is lacking.
Paediatric and Adolescent Sport and Exercise Medicine in North America. Our speciality arguably has much to offer in the care of young people across a spectrum of activity levels. This includes the growing cohort of inactive youth at heightened risk of chronic disease, those that already live with chronic disease, and active young athletes.
Does Canada Have It Right? Well it all depends on how you measure a better Sport and Exercise Medicine service. In answer to this question it could prove tempting to consider who performed best at the Olympics. Britain came third, racking up 65 medals in total, while Canada ranked 36th with 18 medals. However …
The 2014 IOC Advanced Team Physician course was held at the fantastic Pullman Hotel in Mandelieu, France. I was keen to enhance my skills and knowledge as a team physician and the varied and relevant programme of the ATPC fit the bill perfectly.
April 2014, was an extremely busy and enjoyable month for me. Having taken and passed my MRCP PACES examination on April 7th, I boarded a plane and headed off to the beautiful surroundings of Monaco to attend the triennial IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport.
I am very thankful to BASEM for awarding me with the 2014 External Meeting Sponsorship Award which I used to finance some of the cost towards the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport back in April.
A study of the organisational and referral pathways that service the Boston Children’s Hospital Concussion Clinic, as well as the clinical structure and management of the pathology itself
Rugby Union (rugby) is the third most popular contact sport in the world and has one of the highest reported incidences of injuries amongst all sports. Thoroughly characterising these injuries may help develop preventative methods to reduce absence from rugby at professional and amateur levels.
It has been claimed that barefoot running may help prevent overuse injuries because it modifies the runner’s gait. As the first study to compare running biomechanics of habitually shod runners whist barefoot and in minimal shoes, results will inform running and sports medicine communities about how differing minimal shoes compare biomechanically to barefoot or traditional trainers.
Levels of injury in rugby union have increased dramatically since the game became professional in the mid ‘90s. Recent figures suggest that at a premiership club, 23% of the playing staff are unavailable for selection at any given time. High profile examples show that injury prevention and reduction can be the difference between winning and losing.
The benefits of physical activity to an individual’s health, the economy and society are globally accepted. In accordance, United Kingdom (UK) guidelines have been established on the amount and type of physical activity people should aim to achieve, the latest in 2011.
The effect of different running foot strike patterns on Achilles tendon strain and stiffness.
Tendons are inelastic fibrous tissues which connect muscle to bone. During activities such as jumping and running, tendons can suffer repeated microscopic tears. With age and persistent use, the ability to heal these microscopic tears becomes extremely limited and degeneration of the tendon escalates, causing severe pain, swelling and disability.
Fructose and stress – the drivers of obesity? (And where does physical activity fit in?). I visited 3 leading centres in the USA managing paediatric obesity. Two (1,2) visits focused on the pathophysiology of obesity. Their treatment focused on manipulating a patient’s biochemistry in order to change their eating habits