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An interview with Per Renstrom on his personal perspective of the changes and developments in the sports medicine field over the last 40 years

Per Renstrom

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Flötviksvägen 51, Hässelby, 16572, Sweden

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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013, 5:8  doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-8

Published: 29 April 2013

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I grew up in a time before the existence of television, computers, and mobile phones. Children and adolescents had to occupy themselves with leisure time activities of their own choice and without the guidance of their parents. When I was very young I had the privilege of growing up in a small town in which participating in sport was the overall dominant activity for more or less everybody in my surroundings. I had some talent, so it was natural that sports activities swallowed me totally. I therefore developed a strong interest and working knowledge of some of the major sports.