by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Adam Culvenor and I published a blog in BJSM recently about the need to shift funding of research on surgical approaches to improving exercise rehabilitation. Here is a nice video summary:   Read the full blog here    

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

For those interested, click below to access the slides from my presentation in Geelong on the 27th of August 2017. A massive thank you to @MichaelRathleff , not only for his great work in driving this research field but also sharing some of his recent unpublished findings. If you have questions or comments, get in…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Traditionally research has focused on isometric muscle strength assessment in people with knee cap (patellofemoral) pain, consistently reporting that it is reduced. In this novel study, we evaluated rate of force development in females with and without knee cap pain. Our question was – do females with knee cap pain also have reduced hip muscle power?…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Read the paper Jean-Francois Esculier, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Blaise Dubois, Pierre Fremont, Lynne Moore, Bradford McFadyen, Jean-Sébastien Roy ALTMETRICS I had the great pleasure of catching up with JF Esculier who has just published his RCT completed as part of his PhD. The findings very clearly highlight the importance of education in runners with knee cap pain. Don’t throw the baby…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Quadriceps strengthening with and without blood flow restriction in the treatment of patellofemoral pain: a double-blind randomised trial Lachlan Giles, Kate E Webster, Jodie McClelland, Jill L Cook A team from the La Trobe SEM Department, headed by Lachlan Giles, performed a double blind RCT looked into the effect of quadriceps strengthening with and without blood flow restriction…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

An evidence-practice gap cannot be disputed and must be a priority for us all to address – government, policy makers, researchers, clinicians and patients. The Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal is a great initiative helping with knowledge translation. Open access to all! The latest edition was titled ‘Straight Science’ and it was my pleasure contributing my…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The staff at La Trobe Sports & Exercise Medicine Research Centre (La Trobe SEMRC) have welcomed in the New Year with 19 new publications in January. These were in the areas of hip & knee osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral knee pain and heel pain. The diversity of…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The annual APA Physiotherapy Breakfast is always a highlight of the year and 2016 was no exception. A large crowd of physiotherapists and their medical guests assembled at an ungodly hour one Friday morning to mingle with old friends and colleagues, and listen to the latest cutting edge research. The gig as keynote speaker on…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Title says it all – great chat with Ewa Roos about evidence (or lack there of) for arthroscopy, exercise, and how Denmark is successfully changing clinical practice. Do you agree? Is there still a place for knee arthroscopy? Let us know your thoughts via popular social media channels or comment below.