n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A phase of consolidation before moving forward again : editorial

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



It struck me recently that we have entered a consolidation phase in exercise science and sports medicine. The exponential increase in knowledge that we have experienced since the early 1980s seems to have stabilised. This thought came about after the recent publication of excellent reviews on a variety of topics. A key point is that these publications have focused on the translation of the research, emphasising the practical guidelines. These articles have set the standard for best practice. Consider as an example the research on concussion. The recent consensus statement is written for healthcare professionals who deal with athletes, and provides tools that can be used to individualise the return-to-play decisions after an athlete is concussed.

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