We may have to #WaitForTheGreats with the Tokyo Paralympics postponed until 2021, but in the meantime, we can highly recommend the Netflix documentary ‘Rising Phoenix’, which captures all the things we love about the movement and its ‘superhuman’ athletes.

Inspired, we talked to orthopaedic specialist and athlete physician Dr Euan Speirits about his take on the games, and the role that medical technology plays in advancing Paralympic sport > https://www.sempris.co.uk/2020/08/27/technology-and-the-superhumans/

In other news, we couldn’t resist sharing a story that resurfaced in August, if only to prove that social distancing can also apply to common sense and intellectual capacity… https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/30/astrophysicist-gets-magnets-stuck-up-nose-while-inventing-coronavirus-device

Research and Articles

RTS   The potential role of the ‘control-chaos continuum’ > https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/18/1132

β2-agonists A systematic review of the effect on anaerobic performance in healthy non-asthmatic subjects > https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/08/04/bjsports-2019-100708

Managing Patellofemoral Pain  –  Clinical practice guidelines > https://www.jospt.org/doi/10.2519/jospt.2019.0302

Ambulatory Electrocardiography Parameters  –  A meta analysis to establish reference ranges > https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2020/08/19/heartjnl-2020-316925?hootPostID=fb0130dfed652149a339cfa9f099aa50

Athletes with Aortopathy  –  Key questions reviewed > https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2020/08/07/08/07/exercise-in-aortopathy


Remote Assessment in SEM – What lessons can sport and exercise medicine physicians learn from other medical specialties? > https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/30/bjsports-2020-102650

BAME Athletes  What are the considerations for reducing risk from Covid-19? > https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/08/16/project-restart-and-covid-19-how-do-we-reduce-risk-for-ethnic-minority-athletes/

Returning to Sport Post-Covid  –  Cardiac considerations in competitive athletes > https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/18/bjsports-2020-102516

Resource round-up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

BJSM: The Heart Podcast – In this episode, Dr Lynne Millar from Bart’s Hospital discusses her paper “Differentiation between athlete’s heart and dilated cardiomyopathy in athletic individuals” > https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-athletes-heart-how-to-tell-the-difference?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

BJSM Podcast: OA – Dr Dan Rhon discusses how to manage knee OA > https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/exercise-or-corticosteroids-or-both-for-managing-knee-oa-dr-dan-rhon-sheds-light-episode-435?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

BJSM Podcast: Hip and Groin Pain – A short podcast on what works for preventing and managing hip and groin pain in athletes > https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/what-actually-works-hip-and-groin-masterclass-with-dr-andrea-mosler-episode-437

BJSM Podcast: Awkward Ankles – The role of Big Data in managing ankle injuries > https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/07/17/awkward-with-ankles-let-this-conversation-around-the-role-of-bigdata-in-ankle-injuries-get-you-up-to-speed/

BIR Podcasts – Free monthly podcasts from the British Institute of Radiology > https://www.birpublications.org/page/podcasts

FMPA – Open access Spring edition > https://www.fmpa.co.uk/publication/

IOC Medical COVID-19 Hub – A useful resource for those involved in athlete care > https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/ioc-medical-covid-19-hub/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

IOC World Conference Podcast – Risk assessment for sport safety during the #COVID_19 pandemic > https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoKMXmRewwxQ

Made to Stick – The principles that can help with implementing a scalable physical activity intervention > https://twitter.com/BJSM_BMJ/status/1280913307906564097?s=20

Dates for your diary

BOA Virtual Congress 2020   15-18 September > https://www.boa.ac.uk/events/boa-virtual-congress-2020.html

Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2020  –  29-31 October, Hamburg >  https://www.sports-medicine-health-summit.de/en

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

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