May Day


CJSM: bringing you clinical sports and exercise medicine research, from around the globe

Whether you are celebrating today as International Workers’ Day, running around a May pole, or watching Leicester City try to complete the 5000:1 shot of winning the Premiership, we are sure that today, May 1, can only be a good day:  our third issue of the year has just published.  And this May Day CJSM is full of offerings we’re sure will be of  interest to you.

Two of the articles have a special focus on physical activity as an intervention for medical conditions — one is a meta-analysis from Chinese colleagues finding a protective effect for physical activity against lung cancer, and the other is a prospective, single-blinded, randomized clinical trial looking at rock climbing as an intervention in the treatment of low back pain. This study is from Austria, and had positive findings for dependent measures of disability (the Oswestry Disability Index), a physical examination maneuver, and even the extent of disc protrusion on MRI.  We’re proud to publish these high quality studies from across the globe.

We are also proud to contribute to the growing body of literature on the effectiveness of “Exercise is Medicine.” Read more of this post

The new issue, and the new podcast

jsm-podcast-bg-1March is here and spring is not far behind in the Northern Hemisphere [and for our ACSEP friends and others Down Under, the beauty of autumn is yours to enjoy].

The beginning of this new month marks as well the publication of our second volume of CJSM of 2016.  It has a host of interesting articles, including the headliner position statement from the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)* on the place of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in sport and exercise medicine.   I was in Australia recently, attending the annual ACSEP meeting, and I got the chance to chat with the lead author of that paper, Hamish Osborne.


Dr. Hamish Osborne

Dr. Osborne is a member of ACSEP; a sports medicine consulting physician practicing in Dunedin, New Zealand; and a senior lecturer in sport and exercise medicine at Otago University.  A man of many hats, we caught him in between events at Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland (site of the ACSEP meeting) and captured his thoughts on mesenchymal stem cell therapy.

And so, along with the release of the new CJSM volume, and the new ACSEP statement, we have the release of our first podcast of the year.

You can find the podcast on iTunes or on the CJSM home page — take a listen and tell us what you think!

*Of note: the Australasian College just underwent a name change, adding “exercise” into their title (i.e. ‘Australasian College of Sport Physicians (ACSP)’ to ‘Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)’)  Cheers to that!!!

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