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...
Juggling volleyball and academics
Posted on May 08, 2017
Dr Margrit Springer, who recently received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree during the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Autumn Graduation Ceremonies, is also a star volleyball player who has represented UP in several competitions.
UP helps to keep cyclists safe during the Cape Town Cycle Tour
Posted on March 09, 2017
A medical screening questionnaire and targeted educational intervention programme originally developed by Prof Martin Schwellnus from UP, will help medical staff prepare for medical emergencies that may occur on Race Day.
Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP
Posted on September 06, 2016
The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.
UP's Section Sports Medicine: Working to reduce injury rates among athletes
Posted on October 06, 2015
According to staff at UP's Section Sports Medicine, successful injury surveillance could motivate sporting bodies to consider and implement rule changes to improve player safety.
University of Pretoria gets ICC accreditation as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions
Posted on April 28, 2015
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accredited five centres around the world – in Brisbane, Chennai, Cardiff, Loughborough and Pretoria – as testing facilities for the ICC ‘Regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions’.