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The British Journal of Sports Medicine recognising and supporting sports physiotherapists globally
The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a leading outlet for sports physiotherapy research and serves many physiotherapy societies. The BJSM Physiotherapy Steering Committee was created to both guide the journal and empower the sports physiotherapy community to move forward and inspire future sports physiotherapists.
What is the role of sports physiotherapists within sports and exercise medicine?
Sports physiotherapists have become a key part of the sports and exercise medicine (SEM) landscape in past decades. Both clinically and academically, sports physiotherapists have elevated the standard of care provided across the spectrum of musculoskeletal medicine and integrated with other disciplines in SEM to raise the bar in patient-centred care. From elite athletes and weekend warriors to those living with chronic diseases, sports physiotherapists have embraced technology to provide high-quality clinical assessments, interventions and education, as well as using telehealth to provide access to expert care more broadly. These professional advances have been achieved by undertaking high-quality clinical research, including landmark clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Sports physiotherapists have led several influential consensus statements in SEM and become expert at adapting study designs from traditional medical and pharmacological formats to suit interventions such as exercise and manual therapies.
Sports physiotherapists are also trained to tackle global health challenges posed by both communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). It …
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Contributors All authors contributed to the development and refinement of the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests JK and NSM are editors of BJSM. ABM, MB, KT and FW are deputy editors of BJSM. OHA is an associate editor of BJSM. All authors are members of the BJSM Physiotherapy Steering Committee.
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