Ottawa ankle rules may seem a strange thing to be posting for a dental blog, but one of the advantages of working in a Polyclinic is that one gets to see how other aspects of Sports Medicine works and the common problems and challenges that they face too.
They also run workshops during the day that provide education for all the polyclinic teams that have a theoretical and practical application also, thus I can get a bit of CPD even when I am here working in the Olympic Village too ;)
In this particular session, attended by many different Country Team Physios/Polyclinic staff and given by acknowledged experts in their fields, we are learning the latest in when to Xray and how to treat those who present with various ankle injury signs & symptoms, an every-day occurrence here as I'm sure you'll appreciate.
I personally found it very interesting and practical and if you want to know more about this, then have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_ankle_rules
From teeth to toes, this Olympic Polyclinic provides the latest care for all Athletes and helps update their support teams too.
Tony Kilcoyne is a member of the General Dental Council and prolific contributor to the GDPUK.com website. He has been selected to look after the Olympic Atheletes from all over the world for the Olympic Games London 2012. He will provide expert dental care as part of the main medical team based in the Olympic Village. Tony hopes this blog will act as a catalyst and if anyone is attending any of the events or just has some questions or curious about anything, I hope you'll feel able to join in here and contribute where-ever you can.