Blog - Exercise is medicine
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

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 Brooke Patterson

“It felt like I had broken my leg” – Kate Sheahan on her ACL injury on the weekend In light of the 6 ACL injuries sustained by players at the half way mark of the 8 week AFL Women’s competition this an opportune time to share this and answer what many seem to be unsure…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Title says it all – great chat with Ewa Roos about evidence (or lack there of) for arthroscopy, exercise, and how Denmark is successfully changing clinical practice. Do you agree? Is there still a place for knee arthroscopy? Let us know your thoughts via popular social media channels or comment below.

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  (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 a few of the…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