Well, that was an exciting month!

From an exemplary show of leadership, teamwork and resilience from the Lionesses in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 that most politicians could learn from, to the inclusivity of the Commonwealth Games, and the first all-female driver line-up to achieve a class win at the 24 Hours of Spa motor race, it has been a very positive time for sport, and women’s sport in particular!

While we catch our breath, we’ve rounded-up some of the articles and research we came across in July. We hope you find them interesting – do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Frequency, Penetrance, and Variable Expressivity–Associated Putative Pathogenic Gene Variants in UK Biobank Participants https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.058143

ECG – Role of the electrocardiogram in differentiating genetically determined dilated cardiomyopathy from athlete’s heart https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/eci.13837

History of Sports Cardiology – From the ancient Greek-Roman era to present https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/43/27/2542/6586677


Non-Specific Low Back Pain – Effectiveness of treatments: a systematic review with network meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/1/41

Sciatica Infographic – Endoscopic versus open discectomy – which is more cost-effective? https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/15/888

Groin Pain – Current Clinical Concepts: Exercise and Load Management of Adductor Strains, Adductor Ruptures and Longstanding Adductor-related groin pain https://meridian.allenpress.com/jat/article/doi/10.4085/1062-6050-0496.21/483877/Current-Clinical-Concepts-Exercise-and-Load

Multiple Myeloma – Recognition and management https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/1999/0401/p1885.html

Tendinopathy – Retrain the brain to decrease (tendon) pain https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/09/21/retrain-the-brain-to-decrease-tendon-pain/

Knee Osteoarthritis – Effects of total knee arthroplasty on skeletal muscle structure and function at the cellular, organellar and molecular levels https://journals.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/japplphysiol.00323.2022


Concussion in Female Athletes – Under-representation in research informing influential concussion consensus and position statements: an evidence review and synthesis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/06/14/bjsports-2021-105045

Acute Respiratory Illness – International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement part 1 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/07/21/bjsports-2022-105759


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Osteopathy and Elite Athletes – Podcast with Dr Carl Todd https://soundcloud.com/user-951858569/dr-carl-todd-200-england-games-as-an-osteopath

Sports Equity – e-edition https://bjsm.bmj.com/pages/bjsm-e-edition-sportsequity

Sport Psychology – Applying Sport Psychology to Improve Clinical Performance with Dr Helen Church. Podcast EP #510 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/applying-sport-psychology-to-improve-clinical-performance-with-dr-helen-church-ep-510?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

Soft Tissue Injuries – Rehabilitation https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/


Women in Sport Congress 2022 17-19th August https://womeninsportcongress.org.au/

8th EAPC Sports Cardiology Course Thursday 25th August 2022, Barcelona and online https://www.escardio.org/Education/Courses/Organised/sports-cardiology

Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy – 4th-6th Sept 2022, Glasgow, Manchester, London https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/mastering-lower-limb-tendinopathy-uk-sept-2022-670009

18th Annual Scientific Conference 2022 ‘Sports Medicine Challenges of the Thigh and Lower Leg’ 17th September, 2022 – 09.00-18.30 (Virtual Event) https://www.fsem.ie/asc

37th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine 22nd – 25th September 2022, Guadalajara, Mexico https://www.fims.org/news-events/events/

International Festival of Sports, Exercise & Medicine Conference 29th September – 2nd October 2022, Pretoria https://ifsemc2022.co.za

10th EIEIM Conference Exercise is Medicine 27th-29th October 2022, Virtual https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPp0CpDZR4Okp-WruPDG7g

Save the date: MedEduCare Mental Health: From Prevention to Intervention to Reintegration – A Systematic Approach to Supporting Mental Health in Elite Athletes 18th November 2022

Save The Date: Transwomen Athletes: Fairness, Inclusion and Sport, and Duty of Care Conference 2 December 2022, The View, Royal College of Surgeons, London


19 years of regret finally resolved…

And the dramatic golf moment that keeps on giving…

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

DISCLAIMER: Horizons is intended as a helpful round-up for members of potentially interesting articles/opinions that have been shared online. SEMPRIS are not qualified to make/infer any clinical judgements, and the inclusion of content, events and resources does not imply endorsement.

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