Challenging behaviours in adults with intellectual disabilities linked to injury in their carers?

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Genevieve Young Southward takes a look at a recent study on the incidence, types and causes of injury in family and paid carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in Scotland.

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Stimulants reduce risk of injuries in children with ADHD

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Joff Jones highlights an important public health finding from a recent prospective cohort study about the effect of stimulant drugs on the risk of injuries in children with ADHD.

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Rehabilitation for hamstring injuries

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I was watching the Liverpool v Manchester United football match yesterday and was interested in the pre-match warm up the players were doing. There was lots of stretching of the hamstrings going on. Hamstring injuries are common in athletes and frequently result in long delays in return to sport. So what is the comparative effectiveness [read the full story…]

British Journal of Radiology Olympic special feature

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Continuing with our London 2012 Olympic theme the British Institute of Radiology have produced an Olympic special feature looking at the impact and uses of imaging and radiology in sports medicine. The Olympic medical teams at London 2012 are involved in caring for elite athletes as they prepare for their chance at gold.  The Musculoskeletal [read the full story…]

Neuromuscular warm-up strategies can reduce lower extremity injury incidence

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Today’s blog continues our London 2012 Olympic theme and some of the comments in response to our blog on running related musculoskeletal injuries on 1st August. The old adage that ‘prevention is better than cure’ appears to be true according to the results of a systematic review, published in BMC Medicine. The review evaluated the [read the full story…]

Running-related musculoskeletal injuries

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Welcome to the Musculoskeletal Elf! This is the first of many regular articles that we plan to publish on this website; highlighting reliable musculoskeletal research and guidance for health and social care professionals. Our first few blogs will have relevance to the London 2012 summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games taking place just now. Well done [read the full story…]

Fear of increased injury should not be perceived as a risk when employing people with learning disabilities

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Despite many people with learning disabilities expressing the wish that they would like the opportunity to work, rates of employment remain extremely low. One concern that potential employers may have is that the risk of injury to workers with learning disabilities may be greater and consequently, insurance costs may rise. This Canadian study set out [read the full story…]