Does returning to sport after ACL injury increase the risk of knee arthritis? For active people who are unfortunate to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to their knee, one of the first questions is “when can I return to sport?” This is a difficult question for physiotherapists, surgeons and other healthcare provides to…read more
A key implementation project led by the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre is the Good Living with osteoArthritis from Denmark (GLA:D) program. GLA:D was developed to help bridge the gap between guidelines and practice to implement effective education and exercise for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The program was originally developed…read more
Read the paper Does foot mobility affect the outcome in the management of patellofemoral pain with foot orthoses versus hip exercises? A randomised clinical trial Mark Matthews, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Andrew Claus, Tom McPoil, Robert Nee, Kay M Crossley, Jessica Kasza, Bill T Vicenzino ALTMETRICS
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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
LASEM Research Fellow, Dr Adam Culvenor was consulted on the link between knee injury and arthritis risk. See the article here.
Women playing in the AFLW competition are at a high risk of knee injuries. In the first season of the AFLW eight players tore their anterior cruciate ligament. But injury is preventable. Professor Crossley’s team rolled out Prep to Play in 2019, a coach-led program designed to prevent injury . See related press here: 2019…read more
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
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.