• Dundee Sports Medicine Centre

    Dundee Sports Medicine Centre (DSMC), established in 1985, is a non profit making organisation located in the SJJA Hqs, and has a unique relationship with the SJJA. It is a partner with the Scottish Ju Jitsu Association and provides its membership with sport science research; injury treatment and rehabilitation and education of their emergency first responsers.  Its logo, the running man shows the ankle and knee as injured parts but in fact the DSMC treats any part of the human musculo-skeletal anatomy.

    DSMC known colloquially as 'the clinic' provides a first class service to the members of the SJJA in relation to injuries sustained in Ju Jitsu (or any other sport). Having a facility onsite means the members of the SJJA training at the HQs are privvy to expert service without waiting. There are no age restrictions to patients, both male and females, adults and children are welcome at our facility. DSMC provides treatments and rehabilitation to any SJJA member, injured as a consequnce of their participation in Ju Jitsu. This is a valuable resource to the SJJA.

    The clinic provides the following services: diagnosis and assessment of injuries, electrical treatments - ultrasound, muscle stimulation, thermal therapies, various types of massage e.g. swedish, relaxation, aromatherapy, indian head massage, sports and remedial massage etc., spinal alignment correction, rehabilitation planning and monitored exersice and injury prevention. If a patient requires a treatment not available from the clinic, it may be possible for referral onto a suitable expert who can povide the treatment. Effectively the clinic delivers a sport specific approach to all its patients assisting them with a fast but safe and effective return to sport.

    All staff members are professionally trained and qualified by an appropriate professional body and insured. Staff are also all vetted through Disclosure Scotland. The SJJA also require that all of its coaches are properly and fully qualified in emergency care methods. The DSMC provides this training to the SJJA resulting in qualified Emergency First Responders within the SJJA.

    DSMC also provides research to the SJJA and investigates biomechanical problems or facilitates explanation to biomechanical issues. This gives the SJJA has a cutting edge advantage over any other like organisation.

    For appointments simply call 01382 201601 and ask for the clinic.

  • Clinic Workspace

  • Emergency First Response

  • Emergency First Response (EFR)

    Learning what to do can mean (for the casualty) the difference between life and death, although many incidents where you'll be as helpful is helping thjose with minor injuries and sicknesses. The DSMC conduct regular EFR courses open to anyone. Everyone can learn the skills and develop their confidence to care.

    Know how to respond to emergencies – just in case.  Statistics show you’re more likely to give first aid to someone you know than a stranger. When minutes count, you’ll be the person to give the necessary aid to a family member, or co-workers, before Emergency Medical Services.

  • Rehydration

    When training the body will lose fluids. This can have a deleterious effect on the body and its systems and cause collapse.

    It will be important, particularly in warm environments, or high humidity, or altitude to rehydrate effectively.

    The body is set up in a way that through the digestive system, water and salts can be re-absorbed by ingested fluids. These substances are vital to support life and facilitate the function of other organs. Water unfortunately has a high surface tension and in itself is not quickly absorbed. Yet the only active way to replace water lost through dehydration is by ingestion.

    We have found through science that the most effective way to increase water absorption in the body is to change its properties and make it isotonic.  This involves adding some sugar syrup to about 1% per volume which will act to hold the water within the gastrointestinal tract long enough for sufficient quantities to be absorbed.

    Read more.... Rehydration

  • Exercise on the Safe Side

    The general purpose of exercising is to improve specific components of your fitness. Exercise will improve heart and lung function, tone and strengthen muscles, reduce body fat and maintain spine and joint mobility. Whether you are an athlete, or a person exercising for health and fitness, the principles and philosophy are the same. Start SLOWLY, increase the intensity GRADUALLY, ensure there is a SPECIFIC reason for each exercise, workout REGULARLY (every second day) and ensure your programme is designed for QUALITY rather than quantity. Read more... Exercise on the Safe Side

  • Children and Resistance Training

    Resistance training and children do not often make the best marriage for a number of reasons but as part of a sport specific programme, sometimes resistance training is an important feature.

    Rather than be perscripti9ve, this article hopes to raise questions and concerns as well as provide information in order that a correct determination be made as to when and whether children should use resistance equipment.

    The first questions, which will concern parents, local authorities and most facility owners, is; at what age can young people be entrusted to use resistance equipment safely and should this use be supervised?  Read more... Children and Resistance Training

  • Haemostasis


    The objective of this artcile is to look at Haemostasis. This is the term used to describe how the blood maintains is level and function within the body. It is essentially a process which has 3 steps.......read more..... Haemostasis


  • Dripping with Sweat

    Why do people love to sweat? The reasons are many. Excessive sweat accumulation creates the illusion of hard work and the thought that some sweat is good, more must be better. Sweat is a natural, rather pure, and inevitable product of exercising but the effectiveness o a workout in terms of fat loss, calories burned and cardiovascular conditioning bears little relationship to how much sweat is created. What really counts is the amount and type of activity you participate in.

    WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU SWEAT....to read more.... Dripping with Sweat

  • Rehabilitation of Injuries

    Rehabilitation is all about the process of returning back to activity in the safest and shortest time with minimal expectation of recurrence. This process involves a specific and progressive approach dependant upon the activity or goal aimed at.  Part of this process is goal setting.

    Goal Setting
    Getting this part of the process right is vital to success. Without it chaos and serendipity will reign. The plan may look good on paper but putting it into practice will involve some flexibility and keen observation and evaluation on the parts of both the Therapist and the Patient. Read more...... Rehabilitation of Injuries

  • Lactic Acid - Myth Busted....

    This article intends to dispel the many myths perpetuated by so called experts in respect of Lactic Acid. Many, Coaches, Physiotherapists, Trainers etc., have claimed that lactic acid is responsible for all ills, making you sore, injuring your muscles, causing cramp, leading to oxygen debt etc., etc. The list goes on and on. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lactic acid is not a bad substance at all in fact it may actually be rather nice in a way, as far as metabolites are concerned. Read more .... Lactic Acid - Myth Busted