As the number of women who tackle contact sports continues to rise, so too does the rate of knee injury among them. In partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Kay Crossley (and team Dr Andrea Bruder, Dr Andrea Mosler and PhD candidate Brooke Patterson) lead this truly game-changing research. To…read more
While many Australians have been trying to maintain their fitness during quarantine, physiotherapists are warning this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go straight back into sport. Physiotherapist and La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Research Centre PhD candidate Brooke Patterson says a carefully planned return to competitive sport will help avoid common sports injuries. See…read more
Dr Adam Culvenor spoke to The Age about sudden changes to exercise routines in an attempt to stay sane during isolation, and the ergonomic perils of working from home. See the full article here.
The 2nd installment in our series of expert webinars Is there a right way to run? The short answer is no. On Wednesday morning, April 29, we had the pleasure of sharing a cuppa with Dr Christian Barton. If you missed the live Q&A, watch the recording to see Christian speak about running re-training, researching…read more
On Friday April 24, LASEM Research Fellow Dr Jo Kemp spoke to JOSPT about managing hip problems in active people of all ages. See the recording here.
Peter Brukner, a LASEM Professor and a sport and exercise medicine physician, shares his tips for staying healthy during lockdown. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods Food is fuel Move, every day Connect, connect, connect Avoid smoking Maximise sleep See The Age article for the details.
St Kilda coach Peta Searle has highlighted the heavy on and off-field cost of serious knee injuries for semi-professional AFLW players after Saint Tarni White became the 11th player this season to go down with a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament. The AFL has undertaken several initiatives in recent years to address this problem, working…read more
The AFL is keen to explore whether the female menstrual cycle is linked to ACL injuries. La Trobe University professor Kay Crossley — a physiotherapist and researcher with expertise in knee injuries — said she was hoping to conduct more in-depth research. See the The Australian story here, including remarks from Professor Kay Crossley or…read more
The Brisbane Lions Women’s team have begun tracking their menstrual cycles to optimise players recovery in a bid to help them secure the AFLW premiership. LASEM Director Professor Kay Crossley comments on her future plans to research the relationship between menstrual cycles and performance and menstrual cycles and injury. See the full story here.
LASEM Researchers Jill Cook, Ebonie Rio and Sean Docking published a story on tendon pain on The Conversation. See the article here.