Public lecture: More than just a game: the public health impact of sport and physical activity for people with a disability

The lecture will emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment, from grassroots up through elite, in sport as a means of promoting population health. According to the World Health Organisation, up to 15-20% of our global population are individuals with an impairment. Para sport should be seen as a tool not only […]

Sports Injuries and Sports Orthopaedics Conference 2018

You will hear experts and key opinion leaders deliver updates on innovation, progress and current practice in their subspecialty. This two day intensive course will earn you 12 CPD credits (applied for) and is perfect for consultants and trainees in orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine and all related specialties including physiotherapists and osteopaths. It will also […]

Self-help app to help people improve their quality of sleep

Affecting 10% of the adult population, insomnia degrades quality of life, damages relationships, impairs performance at work, delays recovery from illness, and increases the chances of developing major depression. While the NHS recommends psychological or ‘cognitive behavioural’ approaches as the first line of treatment for insomnia, access to these treatments can be extremely limited. The […]

Retired professional footballers at higher risk of knee osteoarthritis

The research was led by academics at The University of Nottingham and funded by Arthritis Research UK with collaborative support from FMARC (FIFA’s Medical and Research Centre), the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and SPIRE Healthcare Group. The study reported that male ex-footballers were two to three times more likely to suffer from knee pain and […]

Table tennis in the workplace associated with workplace wellbeing

Research shows that one in four people will struggle with mental health at some point in their life and that 70 million work days are lost in the UK every year due to mental illness – making it the leading cause of absence from work. Loughborough University’s Dr Florence Kinnafick worked with Table Tennis England, […]

NCSEM seminar series: Performance Health

The event, Performance Health, will focus on some of the key health and medicine issues in sport today. A key stimulus for the programme has been the publication in April 2017 of Tanni Grey-Thompson’s Duty of Care in Sport review. The event seeks to highlight cutting edge research on some of the most topical issues in protecting […]

Cervical cancer research receives fundraising boost

John Boulger of Wigston organised a team of swimmers – including Leicester singer Jersey Budd – to raise £10,000 in an effort to get the research up and running. The study, which will be a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Drs Hilary McDermott and Fehmidah Munir at Loughborough University, intends to […]

Loughborough academic involved in largest ever study of its kind into physical activity’s benefits to mental wellbeing

Loughborough’s Dr Florence Kinnafick evaluated Mind’s Get Set to Go programme, which was launched [1] with support from Sport England and the National Lottery in July 2015 to help people with mental health problems benefit from being physically active. The programme has since supported 3,585 people with mental health problems get more active. Dr Kinnafick […]

NCSEM-EM hosts international meeting on disseminating scientific exercise guidelines for people with a spinal cord injury

The scientific guidelines have been developed over 18 months through a rigorous review process of the existing research in the area followed by academics, practitioners and people with SCI coming together at three international panel meetings to reach a consensus on the amount and type of exercise recommended for this population group. The scientific guidelines […]

Public lecture: When all else fails: the role of drugs and surgery in the war against obesity

Many individuals seeking to lose weight find dieting incredibly difficult and the establishment of long-term weight reduction practically impossible. This talk will examine the reasons why weight loss is so difficult and will explore the role of novel drug and surgical therapies within weight management. James King is a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the […]

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