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by Brooke Patterson

We know that development of osteoarthritis (OA) after ACL reconstruction occurs in over 50% of patients. The question is, should we inform our patients of this, and if so how should we go about this. Anecdotally, consensus is that this can be a tricky conversation, and something that may be avoided by some therapists due…read more

by Josh Heerey

Josh Heerey, Physiotherapist and PhD candidate at LASEM discusses current trends in research and evidence based assessment of the hip with Dr Joanne Kemp   References Is quality of life following hip arthroscopy in patients with chondrolabral pathology associated with impairments in hip strength or range of motion?  Hip chondropathy at arthroscopy: prevalence and relationship to…read more

by Josh Heerey

Patients presenting with hip and groin pain are a diagnostic challenge for the sports medicine practitioner. Correct diagnosis is difficult due to close proximity of joint, tendon, ligament and neural tissue.  In addition, there is the potential for remote musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal structures to refer into the area. Two of best articles I have read…read more

by Prasanna Sritharan

1. Estimation of musculotendon parameters for scaled and subject-specific musculoskeletal models using an optimisation technique. (Modenese et al. 2016) Why I like it: Attempts to address two of the most challenging aspect of developing subject-specific musculoskeletal models which implement Hill-type muscle models: quantification of optimal fibre length and tendon slack length for each muscle in the model. Take…read more

by Glen Whittaker

Foot orthoses are a common intervention used for individuals with plantar heel pain. Two broad categories of foot orthoses are customised and prefabricated. Customised foot orthoses, as the name suggests, are customised to the patient’s feet by taking an impression, cast or laser scan. The orthoses are then fabricated based on a prescription supplied by…read more

by Jade Tan

1. Review of research: The effectiveness of proprioceptive training in preventing ankle sprains in sporting populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  (Schiftan et al., 2016) Why we like it: someone else has done the literature search for us! Even better, they were able to conduct a meta-analysis to combine all the included article’s results (a large…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The patellofemoral pain research community met in July 2015 to present recent research findings and discuss the current state of the evidence. The meeting resulted in six key recommendations, based on evidence published between January 2010 and June 2015, and voting by those attending the meeting:   Exercise therapy 1) Exercise is recommended to reduce…read more

by Prasanna Sritharan

1. “Muscle fibre length and velocity in running and walking”:  How muscle fiber lengths and velocities affect muscle force generation as humans walk and run at different speeds (Arnold et al. 2013) Why I like it: Uses advanced musculoskeletal modelling techniques to quantitatively explore the effects of the fundamental phenomenological properties of muscle fibres on the mechanical demands…read more