Description: This web site offers many well-written, short- to medium-length articles covering topics under the general umbrella of sports psychology. There is discussion of eating disorders, maintaining athletic motivation, performance improvement, coaching best practices, and more. According to the site's “About Us” section, they have more than 160 writers from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels. The web site is based in the United Kingdom and most, but not all, writers appear to be British. There is a section with graphical descriptions of many of their topics; however this does require providing an email address.
Sports Medicine Imaging:
Description: Had the makings of becoming a truly fantastic resource for medical imaging of sports medicine cases. Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any new posts in the last year. However, a collection of about 20 cases and three long reviews of specific pathologies are still available and are well worth reading. Each case starts with a brief clinical history and then provides images and a discussion of those images. The three longer reviews cover pubic apophysitis, pubis instability, and sports hernia across multiple imaging modalities and are very well written. The author is John Reed, MBBS, a diagnostic radiologist from Australia. One hopes that he will resume posting cases and reviews.
Medline Plus: Sports Injuries:
Description: An excellent resource for the lay public regarding common sports medicine pathologies. The site has an easy to use layout with reviews of rotator cuff injuries, fractures, and shin splints, among other topics. Most information is provided via links to well-regarded web sites, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, UpToDate®, and the Mayo Foundation. Many of the topics have Spanish language pages as well. MedlinePlus is managed by the National Institute of Health.
The Ultrasound Site Cases:
Description: The site provides a large collection of free-to-access cases of sports injuries in which ultrasound imaging plays a role in diagnosis or treatment. The cases are brief, include references, and provide multiple ultrasound images of the pathologic findings. Some of the images are helpfully annotated. The cases can be searched by major joint. The site is run by a musculoskeletal ultrasonographer employed at the Homerton Hospital and The Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Stop Sports Injuries:
Description: A collaboration founded by most of the major organizations involved in sports medicine in the United States, this web site contains resources for injury prevention. There are “Tip Sheets” broken down by sport. Furthermore, the information also is separated between parents, coaches, health care providers, and athletes. There are tools, presentations, and videos concerning event coverage. Additionally, the site also links to various web sites allowing the user to search for providers in pediatric, sports medicine, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery specialties.