Blog - Exercise
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 Liam West

Good life with Arthritis from Denmark: Reducing the IMPACT of osteoarthritis for Australians Prof Kay Crossley, Dr Joanne Kemp, Dr Christian Barton   Knee arthritis is one of the most common sources of pain, reduced function and loss of productivity in Australia, resulting in considerable costs to the individual, community and society. A conservative estimate…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Traditionally research has focused on isometric muscle strength assessment in people with knee cap (patellofemoral) pain, consistently reporting that it is reduced. In this novel study, we evaluated rate of force development in females with and without knee cap pain. Our question was – do females with knee cap pain also have reduced hip muscle power?…read more

by La Trobe Guest

By:  @Kristian Lyng and  @Mathias Brandhøj After a great session on injury prevention, the #Hamstrung17 Conference went on to tackle the problem of diagnosing the injury, before explaining how to optimize rehabilitation. Read the infographic for our take home messages on managing hamstring injuries and how to optimize rehabilitation. Take home messages on managing injuries and how…read more

by La Trobe Guest

By:  @Mathias Brandhøj & @Kristian Lyng The #Hamstrung17 Conference – the “Hamstring Injury Journey”, was held in Melbourne on the 18th of February. The following blog is a recap of the main points from a fantastic day showcasing top speakers and stimulating discussions. Read below the infographic for our take home messages on hamstring injury prevention, and some…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