• UP SEMLI study reduces life-threatening medical emergencies during endurance events by 64%

    Posted on January 16, 2019

    A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Professor Martin Schwellnus of the University of Pretoria’s Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI), in partnership with UCT, the MRC Biostatistics Unit and Professor Wayne Derman of Stellenbosch University, has led to a 64% reduction...

  • Popping painkillers before endurance events can cause severe long-term damage – UP study

    Posted on November 16, 2018

    For the average marathon runner, excruciating pain is often inevitable during endurance runs, and popping a few painkillers before or during a race to make the pain more bearable seems like a no-brainer and is quite common.

  • University of Pretoria launches Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI)

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    The launch of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI), University of Pretoria, was celebrated on the 11th of October, 2018. The SEMLI promotes safer exercise for the health of all, and aims to be an international leader in scientific research that is translated into...

  • UP researchers predict injuries in super rugby teams

    Posted on July 31, 2018

    A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by University of Pretoria (UP) researchers found that there is a considerably higher match injury incidence in South African Super Rugby teams, where each team can expect to have two injuries occur per match. The study was...

  • 2017 ACSM International Clinical Scholar Award

    Posted on May 17, 2018

    Prof Martin Schwellnus, Director of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) International Clinical Scholar Award. This award is made annually in...

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