by Zuzana Machotka

          Rich Willy, PT, PhD Assistant Professor School of Physical Therapy and Movement Science Missoula, Montana, USA Photo credits: Jackie Merritt   Although research has shown resistance training has a multitude of health benefits and reduces risk of overuse injury in athletes by about 50%, many runners skip the weight room…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

Recently Dr Joanne Kemp presented her talk on the ‘management of hip pain and osteoarthritis‘ at theĀ 2018 Australian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting. There was an array of both local and international speakers who presented on many aspects of Rheumatology research and clinical practice. From Dr Kemp’s presentation, it is evident thatĀ conservative exercise treatment can…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

February’s staff publications featured research on: Patellofemoral knee pain. This included exploring contributing factors such as altered hip rate of force development and strength, foot mobility differences, and pelvic and hip kinematics in patellofemoral joint arthritis. Hamstrings. Muscle imaging techniques were explored through functional MRI and injury prevention strengthening exercises were discussed within an evidence-based…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

2017 was a very busy year for the La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, with staff publishing 180 papers in high profile, peer reviewed medical journals. Collectively, the team published papers on topics associated with osteoarthritis, pain science, cardio-respiratory health, and exercise/rehabilitation. Click the picture to view a full list of staff publications…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

Full list of publications from the LASEM researchers in February; Title Oxygen therapy for interstitial lung disease: a systematic review Validity and reliability of an activity monitor to quantify arm movements and activity in adults following distal radius fracture Cohort randomised controlled trial of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older…read more