Home of Sports Medicine
- Temperature Ratings [Feb '17]
- Stretching FAQ [Sept '11]
- More injuries: Hamstring Tears and Tennis Elbow [Feb '11]
- Sports Medicine Courses [Dec '10]
- Concussion Screening Tests [Sep '10]
- Medical Screening [May '10]
- minimizing injuries by running barefoot [Apr '10]
- measuring blood O2 using pulse oximetry [Sep 09]
- What limits exercise? [Sep 09]
- do you want a Career in Sports Medicine? [Jun 09]
Did you know?
- Lungs also have several jobs that do not include the respiratory function. A main job for the lungs is to protect the heart. They surround the heart and act as cushions to soften any blow that the heart may have to endure.
Sports medicine professionals are vital in maintaining any athlete near the top of their sport - from returning quickly back to the field after any injury, to preventing injuries from occurring in the first place.
As with anything in life, things will not always go to plan. These are just a few areas which you need to be aware of, to make your exercise experience more enjoyable.
- Comprehensive stretching information, including an illustrated list of stretches.
- Sporting Injuries and Conditions - including information on Muscle Cramps, What is a 'stitch'? and a guide for Concussion.
- Exercise in the extremes: Exercise in the heat - the effects on your body of exercising or working in hot and humid conditions, and the potential dangers to your health. Also Winter Weather Workouts Guide to exercising in the cold weather.
- Are you unfit, or is it asthma? This article discusses the common ailment of exercise induced asthma (EIA).
- A pain in the back: A sport physiotherapist answers some questions about back pain.
If you have any concerns about your ability to do exercise, if you have not done any exercise for a while, and you are over 35 years of age, please see a medical practitioner before starting exercise. See the Disclaimer.
- read the Sports Medicine entries on the sporting blog.