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by Glen Whittaker

There are a number of conditions that cause pain on the bottom of your heel. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which affects approximately 1 in 10 people. The plantar fascia is a ligament-like structure that runs from the bottom of the heel to the ball of the foot, and helps to support the…read more

by Matt King

“What causes Femoroacetabular Impingement?”: What causes cam deformity and femoroacetabular impingement: still too many questions to provide answers. (Agricola & Weinans. 2015) Why I like it: Short paper on where the current understanding is on the development of FAI. It provides a succinct summary on where the research is at on the development of the CAM lesion and the…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Historically, academic journals have been the primary medium for translation of research evidence to medical professionals. This dependence on one source for information may be the key reason for ineffective research evidence translation. To publish research evidence in an academic journal, a researcher is required to: Write their findings into a report Have this report…read more

by Brooke Patterson

1. “Early rehabilitation goals – the one leg rise test”: Early patellofemoral osteoarthritis features 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction predict symptoms and quality of life at 3 years (Culvenor, et al. 2015) Why I like it: Predictability, early identification. This study outlines features that we can be aware of early following ACLR that can predict those with worsening symptoms…read more

by Matt King

What is FAI? FAI is caused by a bony growth abnormality of either the femur (thigh bone) called a CAM, acetabulum (socket) called a pincer or both. These abnormalities often cause an abutment of the hip joint during certain movements, namely flexion and rotation, resulting in a pinching sensation at the hip or pain; most…read more

by Jade Tan

What is knee cap osteoarthritis? Knee cap osteoarthritis or patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJ OA) as it is known to medical professionals, is a condition which causes pain and stiffness in and around the front of the knee. It is the most common knee joint osteoarthritis. Knee cap osteoarthritis occurs during daily activities such as walking,…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

“I don’t see myself having to need knee surgery for a very long time. I don’t think I would have ever needed surgery in the first place if it could have been managed prior with a proper exercise regime” At the age of 31, Rhys had given up on living an active life. He had undergone ten surgeries…read more