In 2010 I was a sports medicine registrar working at Sports Med Subiaco. I’d just run my first serious marathon and was eying off doing a destination race. Like an iconic ultramarathon or one of the four deserts events. It was around that time that I received a phone call from the ‘Racing the Planet’ race organisers. They needed an event doctor for their 2011 Kimberley race. As quite a junior sports doctor I was flattered and excited. This was an event I was very interested in checking out and I was super keen. The conversation went a bit like this;
A little while ago I wrote an article busting myths (here if you missed it) about injury prevention including common practices such as stretching before training and ice-baths after workouts. I was then speaking at a runner’s symposium when I was asked: “what does actually work then?”
A few weeks ago, I had a bit of a rant on my facebook page about over-reliance on radiological images. Although there are certainly conditions that are over-scanned, the rant was more about inappropriate ordering and interpretation of scans. Importantly though, there are also times when scans are under-utilised.