Turning up the heat: Julien Périard on heat illness, acclimatisation and cooling strategies
Many athletic events, such as the current Wimbledon Tennis Championships, are staged in hot to very hot environmental conditions. Clinicians should be aware of the risks posed to athletes competing under heat stress and how to mitigate them.
Dr. Julien Périard is a former successful triathlete and now works at Aspetar, Qatar, as a senior research scientist investigating athletic performance under heat stress conditions. BJSM’s Liam West (@Liam_West) poses questions about what heat illness encompasses, what signs and symptoms to look for and how to take care of athletes.https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/turning-up-the-heat-julien-periard-on-heat-illness-acclimatisation-cooling-strategies-1?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1