Recently, some of the LASEM team featured in these videos on Digital Health. There’s a short version (30 seconds) and a longer one (nearly 3 minutes) and they feature Dr Anthea Clarke, Dr Ebonie Rio, Dr Sean Docking, Dr Andrew Shaefer and Ketha Ledchumanasarma.
The LaTrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Edith Cowan University, have been chosen by the IOC to become the only Australian members of the International Olympic Committee Medical Research Network. (click picture below for more details)
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
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
Exercise after cancer is associated with a reduction in cancer related death by up to 50%. Exercise may also reduce the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 35%. Exercise is the number one treatment for the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer – cancer related fatigue. Exercise is also helpful in remedying…read more
“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
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.
“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
As a clinician researcher I am often amazed at the latest trend for treating complex and difficult to manage conditions like tendinopathy. Many patients have been ‘sold’ these treatments as cures, and they buy in with high expectations. As we know there are often poor outcomes and the promised returns do not eventuate or the…read more
Amy Dennett, Physiotherapist and La Trobe PhD candidate, discusses exercise rehabilitation for cancer survivors with A/Prof Mark Elkins on the @apaphysio podcast Read Amy’s great systematic review on the topic here