Blog - Knee
by LASEM

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 full story including remarks from Professor Kay Crossley here.

by LASEM

Leading La Trobe University Sports and Exercise Medicine researcher, Professor Kay Crossley, has described as alarmingly high the serious knee injury rates among women playing in the AFLW. La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre is collaborating with the AFL to develop a new injury risk-reduction program specifically for the AFLW. This will be…read more

by LASEM

Running can be a fantastic way to keep fit. It’s low cost, doesn’t require much specialist equipment, and can be done pretty much anywhere. “But!” I hear you yelp. “What about my knees?” Read the full story from ABC’s Tegan Taylor (featuring advice from Dr Christian Barton) at ABC News.

by LASEM

Dr Christian Barton funding success: MRFF funds new research to evaluate effectiveness of physiotherapy care for knee osteoarthritis The GLA:D Australia team and lead researcher Dr Christian Barton are pleased to announce nearly $1.7million funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) to investigate if high value non-surgical care, including…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

On offer is a Doctoral research scholarship to undertake research aimed at improving outcomes following knee injury and reconstruction. This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in exploring the effect of exercise-therapy on optimising knee symptoms and quality of life and preventing osteoarthritis after…read more

by Jo Monahan

“When I was told that I couldn’t run, I lost a stress outlet and didn’t enjoy life.” – Jane Fitzgerald, Osteoarthritis patient Osteoarthritis (OA) is often seen as a barrier preventing an athlete from being able to participate in exercise such as running. Recent studies have shown that not only is this a common misconception,…read more