With Australia?s obesity level now growing at one of the fastest rates in the world, and one in four children either overweight or obese, junk food sponsorship of community and national sport has been identified as a major contributor to our expanding waist lines. Sports Medicine Australia spoke to Dr Bridget Kelly of the University of Wollongong recently to discuss her research into Australian children?s exposure to unhealthy food and drink messages during community sport.
For all of the fans of the science behind the world game, Sports Medicine Australia caught up with Ric Lovell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney to discuss his paper; "Re-examination of the post half-time reduction in soccer work-rate".
Professor Jeff Coombes from the University of Queensland recently spoke with Sports Medicine Australia about a recent position statement published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Titled "Exercise prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes: A position statement from Exercise and Sport Science Australia", the discussion was lively and of great relevance to all Australians who aim to use exercise to decrease or inhibit diabetes.
In an engaging and informative discussion, Sports Medicine Australia spoke with Jacqueline Raymond, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Her paper addressed "The effect of ankle taping or bracing on proprioception in functional ankle instability: A systematic review and meta-analysis". How effecting is ankle taping?
Sports Medicine Australia recently caught up with Paul Gastin from Deakin University to discuss biological maturity, and the way in which it influences the running and physical performance of junior Australian football athletes.
Andrew Bahnert, Performance & Conditioning Analyst at Greater Western Sydney Giants, has a fascinating comparative discussion with Sports Medicine Australia looking at the association between post-game recovery protocols, physical and received recovery and performance in elite AFL players.
James Fell, from the University of Tasmania speaks to Sports Medicine Australia about evaluating the influence of different modes of administration of a pre-exercise screening tool.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport11 Feb 2013
Want to know more regarding the relationship between pre-season fitness testing and injury in elite junior Australian football players? Listen to the Sports Medicine Australia interview with Samuel Chalmers from the University of South Australia.
Want to know more regarding the role of music in sport and exercise and how it can affect performance and motivation? Listen to the Grant Schofield interview with Professor Peter Terry, the lead author of a paper entitled "Effects of synchronous music on treadmill running among elite triathletes". (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2011.06.003)
Join us for an interview with Dr John Orchard - Sport Physician extraordinaire - one of Australia's leading Sport Medicine Practitioner who is involved not only as Sport Physician to the Sydney Roosters and NSW cricket team but also in clinical practice and research (Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health with University of Sydney).
Know your football codes? How football (Soccer), Rugby League, Rugby Union and AFL (Aussie Rules) differ... An interview with Aaron Coutts, Sport Science Advisor - Carlton Australian Rules Football and Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club.
This month's podcast features interviews with the following authors from the March, 2010 issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Ben Dascombe from the University of Newcastle, who talks about nutritional supplementation habits and perceptions of elite athletes within a state-based sporting institute, Dr. Tony Schneiders from the University of Otago, who discusses the normative assessment of three clinical measures of motor performance used in the neurological assessment of sports concussion, and Dean Dudley from Charles Sturt University, who discusses how to engage adolescent girls from linguistically diverse and low income backgrounds in school sport.
Hear about the special issue of the journal on physical activity in young people. Learn about objective measurement of physical activity in children 0-5 years. Listen to the latest advances in physical activity measurement using pedometers and accelerometers. Learn the decisions that drive the selection of measurement tools for assessing physical activity in children and adolescents.
Hear about the latest consensus statement on Concussion in Sport. Learn about the role of high-school athletics and its effects on bone mineral density in later life. Get the latest about the unique New Zealand RugbySmart injury prevention program. Discover the latest research findings on burnout in sport.
Hear about drowning risk exposure for surf-beach bathers. Learn about physical activity and mental health. Listen to a discussion on genetic testing in sport. Learn about an exercise robot developed in Japan.
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