Position Statements

The Role of Physical Activity and Sport in Mental Health

A Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK Joint Position Statement with the Sports and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Introduction The evidence linking…

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Exertional Heat Stroke

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has produced a guide for the immediate recognition and treatment of exertional heatstroke (EHS). EHS is a potentially fatal…

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Physical Activity in Adolescence

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) has analysed the evidence associated with the effects of physical activity (PA) during adolescence and developed evidence-informed recommendations for health-related…

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Exercise and Osteoarthritis

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK recognises the importance of movement and exercise when it comes to managing Osteoarthritis. Evidence overall suggests that exercise is…

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Oral Health in Sport

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK recognises that poor oral health of athletes is a consistent finding in research studies and has produced this six…

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Tackling in Youth Rugby

The FSEM (UK) reviewed this statement in September 2017 in light of new media reports calling for a ban on tackling at school level Rugby. Good injury surveillance and player…

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Sport pre-participation screening for AAI in Down Syndrome patients

Position Statement Introduction Down Syndrome (DS) is a clinical syndrome comprising of typical facial features and various physical and intellectual disabilities due to extra genetic material on chromosome 21, with…

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Medical Record Keeping in Sport

Position Statement Doctors giving medical advice and treatment at any level of sport are required, under the GMC's Good Medical Practice 2013, to keep medical records. These records must be…

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Cardiac Arrest in Young People

Position Statement The Faculty supports the work of CRY in screening for cardiac abnormalities in the young, including young athletes. There are many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people…

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

Position Statement The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK does not support the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) in sport or the notion that PED could be…

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