Department for Health

Department featured in British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine Today

Wed Mar 19 17:10:00 GMT 2014

The Department for Health has guest edited the latest issue of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine Today (BASEM) magazine: the membership magazine for the UK Sport and Exercise Medicine community.

In BASEM Today our researchers look at how closer integration of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) within university disciplines of physiology, psychology, biomechanics, exercise and health research, coaching and others can help push the boundaries of our knowledge.

Through the experiences and the powerful research networks of our staff, which have been developed here at the University of Bath and in other research institutions, we demonstrate how this integration is giving us the confidence to answer the questions that challenge SEM in everyday practice.

In this issue

Injury prevention in rugby union

Injury prevention in rugby union: crouch, bind, set!

A major change to international rugby laws should significantly reduce long-term back injuries for players. Dr Grant Trewartha and Dr Keith Stokes explain how their research into biomechanics and risk factor analysis of scrum injuries is influencing the game worldwide.
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Exercise and chronic disease

We may instinctively know that regular exercise is good for us, but a new study recently published provides some of the strongest evidence yet that the reasons for this are so much more than energy balance alone.
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Supporting behaviour change in patients

Physical activity has the potential to be the ‘wonder drug’ of modern times. It reduces the risk of contracting a range of lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease; and it is a key component of obesity prevention and management.
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Sport Sciences workshop

New perspective on Sports Sciences and SEM

Faced with the challenge of gaining sports science experience and exposure outside the confines of the books, researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new residential week of scientific exploration in SEM. Dr Stuart Miller reports on the most recent event, held at the University in late January 2014. Read More

Weelchair Basketball event at London 2012

The Paralympic Legacy: Exercise Medicine for the Disabled Population

Dr James Bilzon and Dr Stuart Millar look at the development of the Paralympic Games and how they have changed the perceptions of disability outside of elite sport.
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