As we all heave a collective sigh and head into yet another lockdown, we thought an extra dose of light-heartedness to kick off this month’s Horizons would be in order.

So here’s a reminder that even professional athletes have those serendipitous moments of surprise 👉 , a homecoming that never gets old👉, and finally, something we can all currently relate to 👉

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Virtual Physiotherapy Consultations – Are virtual consultations (VC) as clinically effective/acceptable to clinicians as face-to-face consultations?

Lower Limb Rehab – What are the interaction effects of speed, inclination, and indicated bodyweight in progressive loading of the lower limb muscles during running on a positive pressure or reduced gravity treadmill rehab strategy for muscle and tendon injury?

Imaging – Sports-related lower limb muscle injuries: pattern recognition approach and MRI review

E-Sports Athletes – 40% of esport athletes have MSK pain, according to this Danish study

Hip & Groin Pain – Prevention and management in athletes

ACL Injuries – Prevention in football

Nutrition, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Elite Football – UEFA expert group statement on nutrition to inform practical recommendations and guide future research

Disordered Eating – Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) position statement on disordered eating in high performance sport

Rugby Union – The relationships between rugby union, and health and well-being: a scoping review


Brain Imaging – Brain imaging findings in COVID-19: What do we know so far?

Pitchside Care – Immediate care, football medicine patient care and its importance in Covid-19. Podcast with Dr Jonny Gordon, Scotland men’s national football squad

Return to Play – Covid19 and the Athletic Heart: Emerging Perspectives on pathology, risks, and infectious diseases

Return to Play – When is an elite athlete who has had COVID-19 safe to return to play?


Data Recording and Reporting – International Olympic Committee consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport 2020

I’m Not Like Everybody Else: The Life and Times of a Top Sport Surgeon – Sometimes hard-hitting, sometimes hilarious – but always a rewarding read, this new book by Steve Bollen would be a great gift for anyone with an interest in the field

Knife in the Fast Lane – Adrian Chiles interviews consultant trauma and orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Bill Ribbans and Greg Rutherford. (From  11:14)

Resource round-up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

FMPA Podcasts

BMJ Podcasts

Novel Coronavirus Information Center – Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19

Writing Tips – Academic writing mentor Professor Helen Sword shares her tips

Dates for your diary

Law In Sport Conference – 10-20 November, online

SSPA 18th annual conference: Knee & Sports – 13 November, online

Sports Surgery Clinic:  Return To Play 14-15 November, online

IOC World Conference postponed to 25-27 November 2021

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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