is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK, recently returned from attending in Ottawa.
Myth busters could be a regular session at any medical conference. But sports medicine seems particularly susceptible to suggestion, quackery or placebo as everyone looks for an easy answer. took us on an entertaining trip around the dubious evidence base surrounding interventions such as functional movement prediction of injury; managing muscle soreness; glucosamine and chondroitin; ice baths in recovery and many others. I was delighted to hear praise for my colleague ’s work. And, indeed, mention of the .
Should my child play contact sports? It is a question asked by many parents following the discussions about trauma in professional sport. outlined many of the arguments, focusing on the short and long term risks associated with concussion. My view of Delaney's talk is that the evidence is unclear- and it can be difficult, even for you as the doctor, to be objective. ...continue reading