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by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

It was a pleasure to travel to Perth last weekend. It was a busy weekend, presenting at an evening seminar, the state conference and also on a GLA:D Australia course with my friends at Curtin University. As promised, my slides from the APA presentations are published below If you are interested in the running symposium…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

          Rich Willy, PT, PhD Assistant Professor School of Physical Therapy and Movement Science Missoula, Montana, USA Photo credits: Jackie Merritt   Although research has shown resistance training has a multitude of health benefits and reduces risk of overuse injury in athletes by about 50%, many runners skip the weight room…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

Recently Dr Joanne Kemp presented her talk on the ‘management of hip pain and osteoarthritis‘ at theĀ 2018 Australian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting. There was an array of both local and international speakers who presented on many aspects of Rheumatology research and clinical practice. From Dr Kemp’s presentation, it is evident thatĀ conservative exercise treatment can…read more

by Adam Culvenor

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can be characterised as non-traumatic or post-traumatic. Whereas, non-traumatic OA occurs without any history of acute knee injury, post-traumatic OA, as the name implies, develops following knee trauma. 1. Knee osteoarthritis often develops in adolescence and young adulthood, prior to 40 years of age: The most striking and important difference of post-traumatic…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

February’s staff publications featured research on: Patellofemoral knee pain. This included exploring contributing factors such as altered hip rate of force development and strength, foot mobility differences, and pelvic and hip kinematics in patellofemoral joint arthritis. Hamstrings. Muscle imaging techniques were explored through functional MRI and injury prevention strengthening exercises were discussed within an evidence-based…read more

by Adam Culvenor

Functional or physical performance tests, such as hop tests, are commonly used by physiotherapists and other rehabilitation clinicians to evaluate recovery after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Indeed, they make up a vital part of the clinical decision on when to progress patients to next stages of rehabilitation and when an athlete can…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

2017 was a very busy year for the La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, with staff publishing 180 papers in high profile, peer reviewed medical journals. Collectively, the team published papers on topics associated with osteoarthritis, pain science, cardio-respiratory health, and exercise/rehabilitation. Click the picture to view a full list of staff publications…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

        Thanks to everyone who attended our fantastic ACL symposium in November 2017. Below you will find slides and resources from some of our great presenters. A special thank you to Club Warehouse for sponsoring the event! Watch this space for more events and resources in 2018. We will be holding a…read more