Gatorade™ Sports Science Institute:
Description: The internet resource for Sports Science Institute sponsored by Gatorade™. The main highlights of the site are the education resources and research tab. Under education resources, one can find multiple PowerPoint lectures concerning sports nutrition. The presentations appear to be designed for use in the public sphere by anyone who wants to download them. While the lectures have attractive graphics and do provide citations for claims made, the lecture slides would be somewhat challenging to present without practice. There also are “toolbox” utilities for dietary analysis, fluid loss, and “fuel habits.” Unfortunately, they are not very easy to use. It is not very clear how often new content is added in this area, though. The research tab provides links to publications of the sponsored research team at the GSSI. Not surprisingly, most of the research is directed at sports nutrition and sweat loss, presumably in an effort to provide evidence for increased use of Gatorade™ products.
Sports Neuropsychology Society:
Description: The Web site for the professional organization of neuropsychology. Provides resources about concussions and traumatic brain injury, including links to the sport concussion assessment tool (SCAT) forms, Web sites for information about TBI, and the Heads Up Program for youth concussion. There also is a tool to find certified sports neuropsychologists based on last name or zip code.
Sports Fitness Advisor:
Description: A site created and maintained by a UK-based certified strength and conditioning specialist. It provides well-written, brief articles on a wide variety of topics including exercise physiology (including descriptions of V˙O2max, lactate threshold), plyometric training, and strength training. There are some introductory articles about sports nutrition. There also is well-crafted, specific conditioning and training advice for a variety of sports. While this is a Web site that is worth keeping handy, most articles end with a pitch to buy a book or product of the site’s owner.
Physio Development Blog:
Description: An excellent collection of articles about a multitude of sports topics. Recent themes include syndesmotic ankle injuries, sports hamstring injuries, exercise and the brain, and load management. These blog postings provide brief but well-written summaries of pathophysiology, history taking skills, examination findings, as well as diagnostic and treatment approaches. This is a useful resource for a trainee to read for quick reviews. Previously, the updates had occurred every 2 to 4 wk. However, it looks as though the updates have stopped over the last year. The blog is part of the larger site which offers mentoring, advice, and continuing medical education for new physiotherapists.
Anatomy Zone 3D Atlas:
Description: This is a free, ad-supported Web site which provides three-dimensional models of all major joints, muscles, bones, and tendons within the body. The models can be rotated for viewing at multiple angles. While not providing dynamic imaging, nor great detail, the models are a useful resource to describe muscle origins and insertions to patients, as well as locations and articulations of bones. The parent site also offers practice questions, tutorials, and flashcards which may be useful for medical students and other learners. Two medical doctors in the United Kingdom maintain the site.