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by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Osteoarthritis effects 3.9 million Australians, costing the economy $24.9 billion. $9.4 billion is lost because people can’t work. Arthritis can effect many joints in the body. The most common joints are in the spine, knee and hip. People with arthritis have pain and inflammation in affected joints which often means they can’t participate in normal recreational and work activities. Because…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

“Having an ACL reconstruction does not mean you automatically go back to playing sport” – Dr Clare Adern, September 2016. In the lead up to the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia Conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October, I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Clare Ardern, a Post-Doctoral Researcher from Linköping University in Sweden. She…read more

by Jade Tan

1. Review of research: Stride frequency changes do not influence running economy in minimalist footwear or conventional running shoes. (Warne et al., 2016)  Why we like it: club level runners (experienced runners running 52 ± 11km/week) were used as the test subjects and given 6 weeks to become accustomed to the minimalist footwear before testing was…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

“A lot of common exercises don’t provide the level of activity we think we would need for muscle hypertrophy.” – Adam Semciw (University of Queensland) 26.8.16. More than 100 people turned out to La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre’s Hip and Groin Symposium on Friday August 26. I had the pleasure of speaking to…read more

by Glen Whittaker

1. Depression, anxiety, and stress in people with and without Plantar heel pain M Cotchett, SE Munteanu, KB Landorf – Foot & Ankle International, 2016 Why I like it: This case-control study builds on a case series by the same lead author, which investigated psychological factors and their association with plantar heel pain. The relationship between…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

An early morning Jetstar flight to Launceston to hear Tasmanian PhD candidate and podiatrist Narelle Wyndow at the Tasmanian State Podiatry Symposium was well worth it. “The patellofemoral joint (knee cap) is the most common form of knee osteoarthritis” says Wyndow. 69% of people with knee pain over the age of 40 will have knee cap…read more