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by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The annual APA Physiotherapy Breakfast is always a highlight of the year and 2016 was no exception. A large crowd of physiotherapists and their medical guests assembled at an ungodly hour one Friday morning to mingle with old friends and colleagues, and listen to the latest cutting edge research. The gig as keynote speaker on…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)

Knee cap pain is the most common form of knee pain. Pain can be hard to pin point but may be around, behind, or under the knee cap.  It affects both males and females of all activity levels and ages. It can cause problems that limit your ability to complete simple daily activities such as walking, running,…read more

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 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 Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The patellofemoral pain research community met in July 2015 to present recent research findings and discuss the current state of the evidence. The meeting resulted in six key recommendations, based on evidence published between January 2010 and June 2015, and voting by those attending the meeting:   Exercise therapy 1) Exercise is recommended to reduce…read more

by Brooke Patterson

1. “Early rehabilitation goals – the one leg rise test”: Early patellofemoral osteoarthritis features 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction predict symptoms and quality of life at 3 years (Culvenor, et al. 2015) Why I like it: Predictability, early identification. This study outlines features that we can be aware of early following ACLR that can predict those with worsening symptoms…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