Free webinar – Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury

As we continue to work with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series: Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury.

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Physical activity could help prevent lingering damage of concussion

A new Canadian study has suggested that strict rest may not be the best medicine for children with concussions. This new research has challenged the idea that physical activity should be avoided until symptoms disappear.

The researchers surveyed around 2,400 children aged 5 to 18, who had recently been treated for concussions. Most of these were sport-related injuries and most children had experienced at least one concussion symptom in the first week.

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Call to ban tackling in school rugby

Health experts are calling on the Government to ban tackling in school rugby.

In an open letter to MPs, chief medical officers and children’s commissioners, some 70 doctors and health experts argue that schools should move towards non-contact rugby.

The signatories say studies show the risk of injuries to teenagers is “high and injuries are often serious”.

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New study into concussion in sport

A new study, Concussion in Sport, seeks to establish whether retired sportsmen and sportswomen have an increased incidence, or suffer an earlier onset, of neuro-degenerative disorders.

The initial screening process will focus on retired jockeys and former champion jockeys Richard Dunwoody, Sir Tony McCoy, Peter Scudamore, John Francome and Stan Mellor have volunteered for screening.

Funding and support for the project, which will subsequently extend to all sports in which concussion is a recognised risk, has come from a range of sources, including the Injured Jockeys’ Fund (IJF), racehorse owners Godolphin and American football’s NFL, as well as private backers.

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Keep safe on the slopes

This is the time of year when many of us will be heading for the slopes on eagerly anticipated winter sports trips.

While the vast majority of these will pass off without incident and prove to be a hugely enjoyable experience, the accident involving Michael Schumacher demonstrated in the most graphic way possible that even experienced skiers can suffer life-altering and even fatal sports-related accidents.

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