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Open Water Swimming in Triathlon: Even healthy athletes need to be aware of the heart risks

Posted by Kara Gilbert on 25 November 2015
Open Water Swimming in Triathlon: Even healthy athletes need to be aware of the heart risks
As we are on the brink of summer and a new triathlon season, the topic of open water swimming is timely. While one of the biggest mental hurdles for newcomers to triathlon is tackling the swim leg, even experienced athletes can be caught by surprise in the open water. Athlete fatalities at multisport events are actually not common when you take into account overall participation numbers. When they do occur, they receive considerable media attention. The open water swim has gained reputati...
Posted in: Sport health  

The Occupational English Test (OET) Forum 2015

Posted by Kara Gilbert on 17 November 2015
The Occupational English Test (OET) Forum 2015
OET, The English language test for healthcare professionals  @ The InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto There were some thought provoking presentations today on language assessment for health professional contexts by distinguished keynote from the UK, Dr Jonathon Silverman and others. The sessions today really put test material writing, development and assessment under the microscope. It was a privilege to hear Prof Lesleyanne Hawthorne's very latest breakdown of hea...
Posted in: Conferences  

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) Showcase & Executive Luncheon

Posted by Kara Gilbert on 13 November 2015
The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) Showcase & Executive Luncheon
What an exciting day at the inaugural Australian Sports Technologies Showcase & Executive Luncheon, here in Canberra! Plenty of innovation happening on the sports tech scene in Australia. Here are some of the highlights. Heatwave, a 3D thermography system that offers a portable solution for diagnosing and potentially managing muscle/tendon/bone inflammation in athletes. State-of-the-art Altitude Training Systems that can be designed for the home. Safe Mate wrist band, a smart...
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To do or not to do ... the dreaded treadmill

Posted by Kara Gilbert on 11 November 2015
To do or not to do ... the dreaded treadmill
A matter of the heart Treadmill running is a matter close to my own heart, quite literally. An avid runner since my childhood, the first time I ever set foot on a treadmill was after being diagnosed with my cardiac condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) back in 2005. Cardiologists told me then that my running days were over, as running would heighten my risk of cardiac arrest and dying suddenly. I was faced with a dilemma to run or not to run? The thought of not running was unimaginab...
Posted in: Sport health  
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