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Leading La Trobe University Sports and Exercise Medicine researcher, Professor Kay Crossley, has described as alarmingly high the serious knee injury rates among women playing in the AFLW. La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre is collaborating with the AFL to develop a new injury risk-reduction program specifically for the AFLW. This will be…read more

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Running can be a fantastic way to keep fit. It’s low cost, doesn’t require much specialist equipment, and can be done pretty much anywhere. “But!” I hear you yelp. “What about my knees?” Read the full story from ABC’s Tegan Taylor (featuring advice from Dr Christian Barton) at ABC News.

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New research from La Trobe University suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner’s strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them a speed boost. See The Age coverage here See related media at Runner’s World Listen to Dr Christian Barton’s interviews on ABC Radio Sydney and 3AW Breakfast.

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Dr Christian Barton funding success: MRFF funds new research to evaluate effectiveness of physiotherapy care for knee osteoarthritis The GLA:D Australia team and lead researcher Dr Christian Barton are pleased to announce nearly $1.7million funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) to investigate if high value non-surgical care, including…read more

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Active rather than passive treatments are the key to recovering from “Runner’s Knee”, according to new international treatment guidelines co-authored by La Trobe University physiotherapy researcher Dr Christian Barton. See full media release here