St Kilda coach Peta Searle has highlighted the heavy on and off-field cost of serious knee injuries for semi-professional AFLW players after Saint Tarni White became the 11th player this season to go down with a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament. The AFL has undertaken several initiatives in recent years to address this problem, working…read more
The AFL is keen to explore whether the female menstrual cycle is linked to ACL injuries. La Trobe University professor Kay Crossley — a physiotherapist and researcher with expertise in knee injuries — said she was hoping to conduct more in-depth research. See the full story including remarks from Professor Kay Crossley here.
The Brisbane Lions Women’s team have begun tracking their menstrual cycles to optimise players recovery in a bid to help them secure the AFLW premiership. LASEM Director Professor Kay Crossley comments on her future plans to research the relationship between menstrual cycles and performance and menstrual cycles and injury. See the full story here.
LASEM Researchers Jill Cook, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking published a story on tendon pain on The Conversation. See the article here.
LASEM Research Fellow, Dr Adam Culvenor was consulted on the link between knee injury and arthritis risk. See the article here.
Women playing in the AFLW competition are at a high risk of knee injuries. In the first season of the AFLW eight players tore their anterior cruciate ligament. But injury is preventable. Professor Crossley’s team rolled out Prep to Play in 2019, a coach-led program designed to prevent injury . See related press here: 2019…read more
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 La Trobe University media release here.
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
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.
Before ABC journalist Joe O’Brien set off on a gruelling 25 kilometre run, he sought advice from Dr Chrstian Barton on how to prepare himself. Read The ABC news story here.