- Educational material for established consultants in sports and exercise medicine and physicians with an interest in sports and exercise medicine
- A useful resource for sport physicians in training
- Accompanying online interactive material hosted on BMJ Learning
In BJSM Education you can find:
- Review papers on hot topics followed by MCQs to check your learning
- Case-based learning
- I-tests - Sports medicine radiology/imaging
- Pictorial essays with MCQs
- Image quizzes - make the diagnosis
- Physical examination videos
- Exercise prescription videos
- Educational PowerPoint Presentations
- Achilles Tendinopathy Toolkit
- Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow) Toolkit
- Educational videos
BJSM Education articles are evidence based reviews by international experts with an accompanying series of validated multiple choice questions (MCQs) for established sports and exercise physicians and sport and exercise physicians in training. You can read the articles here and then proceed to take the MCQs on BMJ Learning.
- Interactive Case Histories (ICHs)
ICHs by world leading experts immerse you in an interactive learning environment. These modules are relevant to everyday
clinical practice and complement the regular BJSM Education articles. Use these ICHs to learn as you are guided through a
real life consultation, answering questions as you proceed. All BJSM interactive case histories are produced by BMJ learning
in association with BJSM and co-hosted on the BJSM Education website and on BMJ Learning - the leading learning website for
In order to access the BJSM Interactive Case Histories, BJSM subscribers must sign into BJSM with their username and password. All users must also complete a one-time registration on BMJ learning and subsequently log in (with a BMJ Learning username and password) on every visit.
- Case studies
The case studies are generously made available to the readers of the BJSM by the AMSSM, one of our member organizations. The reader is guided through a typical case - history, physical exam, differential diagnosis, lab results, imaging, working diagnosis, course of treatment, final diagnosis and return to play. After each step the reader is challenged to write down his or her own decisions and comments. All is revealed as you work your way to the climax of the case!
I-tests aim to provide readers with a succinct imaging-based educational opportunity in a clinical context familiar to a sports medicine readership. Each I-test consists of a short history, key physical examination findings and imaging findings that are needed to arrive at a diagnosis. The images reflect the breadth of clinical practice and include plain radiographs, ultrasound, CT and MRI. By taking I-tests you will improve your diagnostic imaging skills.
Pictorial essays are educational articles that are extensively illustrated (radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI, etc), including
video images (e.g, AVI files of dynamic ultrasound examinations) with limited text. The teaching points and educational goals
are given as bullet points at the beginning of the article. Articles are accompanied by five multiple choice questions, which
can be answered by reading the article and supported by cited references.
Evaluating bone marrow oedema patterns in musculoskeletal injury >>
The ABCs of the anterior cruciate ligament >>
Get a kick out of this: the spectrum of knee extensor mechanism injuries >>
Physical examination tests for hip dysfunction and injury >>
The BJSM has launched an exciting new image quiz based on real life cases. Take a look at the various images and identify
the most likely diagnoses.
Vote on a variety of real life cases >>
Dr Mark Hutchinson’s world-famous physical examination videos systematically teach you how to conduct a thorough musculoskeletal examination. The videos are conveniently sized so you can focus on one specific test (e.g., Lachmann’s test) at a time. These videos have been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube!
New on this website are Dr Michael Reiman's evidence-based physical examination videos of the hip joint. Dr Reiman is Assistant Professor at Duke University and an active clinical researcher, educator, and mentor in the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Refine your examination of the knee, shoulder, as well as hip and groin.
These "BJSM approved" exercise prescription videos highlight evidence-based programs. There are many exercise videos on the web but very few are based on evidence. BJSM aims to provide an archive for exercises that are supported by quality trials. This is consistent with BJSM's commitment to implementation and knowledge translation/exchange. Feel free to emailif you have suggestions for videos (either linked or uploaded to the BJSM site). We encourage everybody to keep moving!
In this PowerPoint Presentation the new 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on Concussion is presented and discussed. Acknowledgements
are on the first slide and the full Consensus Statement can be accessed here.
(These slides should not be altered. However, if you wish to insert your own slides to create a customized presentation, please use a different theme or color to distinguish your slides from these ones that have been prepared by the Concussion in Sport Group.)
View the Concussion presentation >>
These are PowerPoint presentations made available to the readers of the BJSM by Professor Moira O’Brien from Dublin, Ireland. These PowerPoint presentations guide you through the whole human body and remind you of key landmarks that underpin accurate diagnosis.
The Achilles Tendinopathy Toolkit is an evidence based clinical decision making aid to assist clinicians in their management of achilles tendinopathy.
The ‘Tendinopathy Toolkit’ includes:
- A tabulated summary of the evidence for manual therapy, exercise, low level laser therapy, ultrasound, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, iontophoresis using dexamethasone, taping, orthotics, night splints and braces, heel raise inserts, needling techniques, and the appropriate outcome measures for this population.
- An algorithm to guide the sequence of interventions
- Appendices including:
a) exercise programs
b) low level laser dosage calculation
c) tabulated details for each article reviewed and
d) a review of common medical interventions.
The Tendinopathy Toolkit was developed with the support of the 4 funding partners for the BC Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker position (The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Providence Healthcare Research Institute). Access to the podcast has been graciously provided by the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia.
The purpose of the toolkit is to provide clinicians with information (both evidence-informed and expert-informed) to facilitate clinical decision-making regarding the management of tendinopathy of the lateral epicondyle.
The toolkit is comprised of the following components:
Summary of the Evidence for Physical Therapy Interventions
A summary of the evidence for interventions commonly used to manage tendinopathy of the lateral epicondyle including:
- Manual therapy
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
- Iontophoresis using Dexamethasone
- Iontophoresis using NSAID or Lidocaine
- Orthotic Devices
- And relevant outcome measures
An algorithm to assist clinicians in ascertaining when to incorporate specific interventions into the management of Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy
Appendices with more detailed information on the preceding components:
Appendix A: Details of Articles
Appendix B: Manual Therapy
Appendix C: Details of Exercise Prescription
Appendix D: LASER Dosage Calculation
Appendix E: Braces, Splints and Taping
Appendix F: Outcome Measures
Appendix G: Medical and Surgical Interventions
A sincere thank you to the members of the Tendinopathy Task Force (Dr. Joseph Anthony, Dr. Angela Fearon, Diana Hughes, Carol Kennedy, Dr. Alex Scott and Michael Yates ) and to Carolyn Andersson from the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, who have all given countless hours to the development of this toolkit and to all BC PTs who have provided invaluable input for its refinement.
The development of this toolkit is one of multiple Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker projects (including a similar toolkit focused on Achilles Tendinopathy) supported by: UBC Department of Physical Therapy (Faculty of Medicine), Physiotherapy Association of BC, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute and Providence Healthcare Research Institute.