In the writing of this Volume 2 of our fifth edition, we were very fortunate to have the assistance of two outstanding young writers, Daniel Friedman and Paul Blazey. Their contribution has been massive and we could not have done it without them. Heartfelt thanks!
Daniel Friedman MBBS (Hons) (2019e)
Daniel Friedman is a final year medical student from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, with a keen interest in sport and exercise medicine. Daniel has completed medical training across rural Victoria and undertook an unusually high volume of shadowing leading sports medicine physicians in the clinic. After completing an internship for the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 in the non-communicable disease prevention program, Daniel served as a technical advisor to the WHO on physical activity, and assisted with development of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-30 and ACTIVE Technical Package.
Daniel is currently leading the development of the WHO’s physical activity counselling toolkit, which aims to provide global best practice solutions to integrate physical activity into routine clinical practice. Daniel is also an Associate Editor and Podcast Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). He has covered conferences around the world for the BJSM, and is a regular contributor to the journal’s blog. Daniel loves most sporting activities—running, swimming and, cycling, basketball and tennis.
Paul Blazey BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PGCert Healthcare Education
Paul worked as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with the National Health Service (UK) and in sports-specific roles with Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC academy. He owned Freeflex Physio, a clinic run in conjunction with the University of East Anglia, that provided specialist sports physiotherapy services to students and athletes. He is an experienced teacher who worked at both the University of East Anglia and Health Education England. As well as teaching specific clinical physiotherapy courses, he was responsible for education governance and quality.
Paul moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 2017 to take up a role with the University of British Columbia and works clinically with athletes out of the Restore Physiotherapy Clinic with Dr Chris Napier. He is also part of the editorial team for the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Paul is an accomplished distance runner with a personal best of 2 hours 39 minutes over the marathon distance and he is interested in health promotion, injury prevention and the use of wearable technology within sport and everyday physical activity.