Whilst we’re not out of the woods yet, it is good to see the signs of sport adjusting to the challenges faced globally, and restarting activities, albeit without live audiences.

We start this month’s digest with possibly the best present for an athlete (or fan) ever? > https://twitter.com/kp24/status/1261926790311837696?s=12


Impacted Sporting Events – A current update of global sport and the impact of coronavirus > https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/51605235

Womens’ Football – Positive news from FIFA and FIFPRO on their collaboration to accelerate the development of women’s football and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus > https://www.fifpro.org/en/industry/fifa-fifpro-collaborate-to-develop-women-s-football

BHA Racing  –  Date, location and race conditions for all fixtures scheduled from 9 – 30 June > https://www.britishhorseracing.com/press_releases/update-on-resumption-of-racing-planning-4/

Research and Articles

Back Pain – A new systematic review of anti‐inflammatory drugs for acute low back pain >https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013581/full

Neck-and shoulder pain relief  – With many athletes effectively ‘grounded’, this workplace intervention study has new relevance > https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7110779/pdf/13102_2020_Article_158.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2OgFHpbcjMKzxhx5fwIJ1RTp2_ofsqGpvqZCdfibi9Ae2W37g9b9ARGp4

Video Consultations – Some important lessons from qualitative research > https://bmjleader.bmj.com/content/early/2020/05/17/leader-2020-000262

Acetabular Landmarks – Which are most useful for measuring the Acetabular Index and Centre-edge Angle in developmental dysplasia of the hip? > https://journals.lww.com/clinorthop/Abstract/9000/Which_Acetabular_Landmarks_are_the_Most_Useful_for.97696.aspx

Volleyball – A systematic review of the effects of plyometric jump training on vertical jump height > https://www.jssm.org/hf.php?id=jssm-19-489.xml

Return To Play – Cardiac considerations in professional footballers: The Somauroo Model > https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/05/23/cardiac-considerations-for-return-to-play-in-professional-footballers-the-somauroo-model/

Shoulder Surgery – Is it cost-effective? A new systematic review > https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325967120917121


Long-term Effects of COVID-19 – With fatigue and mental health both issues post-recovery, a holistic support approach is required > https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/revealed-long-term-severe-effects-covid-19-can-go-months/

Resource round-up

Some websites, podcasts and apps you might find useful:

Athletes Mental Health – The mental impact of the cancellation of trained-for events shouldn’t be overlooked  – Athlete 365 provides some advice for supporting mental wellbeing > https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/well-being/discover-your-true-self/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=covid19&utm_content=allanjohnston

Hip-pain – FREE consensus statement > https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/11/631

Pain Management ­– Free e-resource from BJSM > https://bjsm.bmj.com/pages/special-e-edition-pain-management/

Ankle Taping – A video from FiFA Medical Network > https://twitter.com/i/status/1264828549443223553

Interpreting Athletes’ ECGs – A free webinar to understand how to interpret an athlete’s ECG by applying the International ECG criteria > https://www.escardio.org/Education/E-Learning/Webinars/How-to-read-an-athlete-ECG?esctwitter

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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