Blog - Knee
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

by Zuzana Machotka

In the world of publications, researchers understand the difficult task of publishing in peer reviewed journals. Manuscripts which are accepted often require several revisions and may take up to a year to get published. It can be an arduous task keeping on top of papers and delegating tasks among co-authors. It is with this in…read more

by Adam Culvenor

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can be characterised as non-traumatic or post-traumatic. Whereas, non-traumatic OA occurs without any history of acute knee injury, post-traumatic OA, as the name implies, develops following knee trauma. 1. Knee osteoarthritis often develops in adolescence and young adulthood, prior to 40 years of age: The most striking and important difference of post-traumatic…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

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

by Adam Culvenor

Functional or physical performance tests, such as hop tests, are commonly used by physiotherapists and other rehabilitation clinicians to evaluate recovery after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Indeed, they make up a vital part of the clinical decision on when to progress patients to next stages of rehabilitation and when an athlete can…read more