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An Osteopathic Physician’s Approach to Esports Medicine

Osteopathic physicians play a vital role in promoting esports medicine. By addressing the unique concerns faced by these athletes, including musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic dysregulation, sleep disturbances, and mental health disorders, physicians can provide comprehensive care. Implementing interventions such as proper ergonomics, exercise regimens, OMM techniques, and mental health screenings can significantly improve the health and performance of esports athletes.

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The Process of Behavioral Change in Individuals Who are Uninterested in Health: a Qualitative Study Based on Professional Health Knowledge (With Esports Medicine Applications)

The Process of Behavioral Change in Individuals Who are Uninterested in Health: a Qualitative Study Based on Professional Health Knowledge (With Esports Medicine Applications)

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“Constant Pressure of Having to Perform”: Exploring Player Health Concerns in Esports Medicine

The present study conducted semi-structured interviews with ten professional esports players, exploring their daily routines, physical health, psychological wellness, and support needs. The findings revealed that daily routine was an important factor in the players’ well-being, with most players following a consistent routine centered around improving and progressing as a professional in esports. # Esports Medicine

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More Than a Game: Musculoskeletal Injuries and a Key Role for the Physical Therapist in Esports Medicine

This article which was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy was written by some of our very own esports medicine staff here at the Esports Health and Performance Institute. This article explores the role of physical therapy in esports medicine, the need for best-practice guidelines for musculoskeletal health care, and the

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AOASM Position Statement on Esports Medicine, Active Video Gaming, and the Role of the Sports Medicine Physician

With much discussion surrounding the need for comprehensive esports medicine teams institutionalized in esports leagues, this article comes in a timely manner echoing many of the calls from the industry professionals working at the highest levels of esports medicine. The article is a position statement by the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) on esports medicine, active video gaming (AVG), and the role of sports medicine physicians in addressing injuries associated with esports.

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Prevalence of Forward Head Posture in Electronic Gamers and Associated Factors: Esports Medicine

In the field of esports medicine, there are many common issues seen. Forward Head Posture (FHP), characterized by hyperextension and forward translation of the upper cervical vertebrae, can lead to symptoms such as craniofacial pain, cervicogenic headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, and decreased range of motion and tenderness of the neck and shoulders and is a common diagnosis

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Challenging the Top Player: A Preliminary Study on Testosterone Response to An Official Chess Tournament With Applications to Esports Medicine

In esports medicine, it’s often necessary to look at adjacent fields with more robust bodies of research to draw parallels. This paper in the field of chess medicine discusses the neuroendocrine response patterns of chess players during competition, specifically in relation to testosterone and cortisol levels. These hormones are known to play a role in

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Esports Health and Wellness: Safer Esports for Players, Spectators, and Bettors: Issues, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations

Addressing gaps in esports Health and Wellness is not the only way to promote safe and sustainable practices in esports. While esports medicine is important “Safety” must also encompass financial, mental health, and social considerations, for esports athletes, team personnel, and esports medicine professionals. 

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Esports Health: Performance and Heart Rate in Elite League of Legends Players

Optimizing esports healthcare is only one component of improving the safety and sustainability of esports. It’s also important to consider the wide variety of factors contributing to and associated with top-tier esports performance (although you may also remember the difficulty in defining “performance” in esports!).

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