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by danilo

What’s in a name? Persistent tendon pain is a common musculoskeletal condition that affects active individuals, repetitive-manual workers and sedentary people alike (Clark et al., 2020; Scott et al., 2013). Historically, inconsistent, and inaccurate medical terms have been utilised to describe tendon pain. The term ‘tendinitis’ was first used to describe pain, tendon thickening and…read more

by danilo

Does returning to sport after ACL injury increase the risk of knee arthritis? For active people who are unfortunate to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to their knee, one of the first questions is “when can I return to sport?” This is a difficult question for physiotherapists, surgeons and other healthcare provides to…read more

by LASEM

The 2020 LASEM Annual Report documents the achievements of our vibrant and dynamic Research Centre, in a year that was full of research challenges, due to a global pandemic. Take a look at what we achieved, against all odds, by clicking the pic below! Annual Report editor: Marguerite Hawke Annual Report designer: Ben Pawson  …read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

A key implementation project led by the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre is the Good Living with osteoArthritis from Denmark (GLA:D) program. GLA:D was developed to help bridge the gap between guidelines and practice to implement effective education and exercise for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The program was originally developed…read more

by LASEM

Congratulations to our own world-renowned physiotherapist and LASEM Director, Professor Kay Crossley, who has been awarded Victoria’s highest scientific honour, the 2020 Victoria Prize, for Science and Innovation in the Life Sciences category. For more information about this huge achievement, check out the Premier of Victoria’s announcement or the VESKI website.        

by LASEM

Congratulations Dr. Docking! The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association recently awarded post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Sean Docking the highly competitive Deeble Summer Scholarship. The scholarship will give Sean the opportunity to immerse himself with experts in the field of health and policy and allow him to examine the systematic causes and health policies that contribute…read more

by LASEM

Choosing the right health care professional to manage your aches and pain can be hard. To make matters more difficult, the answer is rarely definitive. Postdoctoral researcher Matthew King and lecturer Charlotte Ganderton provide some much needed advice on who to choose and why. To find out more head to The Conversation or ABC News….read more

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by LASEM

From the elderly to the elite, these go-to moves aim to improve strength and reduce the risk of injury. La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre’s own Melissa Haberfield and Dr. Ebonie Rio share their favourite exercises here. The best part about it? You can do them all from the comfort of your…read more