Peter Brukner, a LASEM Professor and a sport and exercise medicine physician, shares his tips for staying healthy during lockdown. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods Food is fuel Move, every day Connect, connect, connect Avoid smoking Maximise sleep See The Age article for the details.
LASEM Happy Hour – the first in a series of expert webinars On Thursday April 9 2020, we had the pleasure of sharing a drink with tendon expert Professor Jill Cook, at LASEM’s first ever Happy Hour Webinar. Join Jill as she speaks about tendon treatments to avoid, tendon loading, differential diagnoses and how we…read more
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 The Australian story here, including remarks from Professor Kay Crossley or…read more
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