Blog - Patellofemoral
by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

It was a pleasure to travel to Perth last weekend. It was a busy weekend, presenting at an evening seminar, the state conference and also on a GLA:D Australia course with my friends at Curtin University. As promised, my slides from the APA presentations are published below If you are interested in the running symposium…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 Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

For those interested, click below to access the slides from my presentation in Geelong on the 27th of August 2017. A massive thank you to @MichaelRathleff , not only for his great work in driving this research field but also sharing some of his recent unpublished findings. If you have questions or comments, get in…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Traditionally research has focused on isometric muscle strength assessment in people with knee cap (patellofemoral) pain, consistently reporting that it is reduced. In this novel study, we evaluated rate of force development in females with and without knee cap pain. Our question was – do females with knee cap pain also have reduced hip muscle power?…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Read the paper Jean-Francois Esculier, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Blaise Dubois, Pierre Fremont, Lynne Moore, Bradford McFadyen, Jean-Sébastien Roy ALTMETRICS I had the great pleasure of catching up with JF Esculier who has just published his RCT completed as part of his PhD. The findings very clearly highlight the importance of education in runners with knee cap pain. Don’t throw the baby…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Quadriceps strengthening with and without blood flow restriction in the treatment of patellofemoral pain: a double-blind randomised trial Lachlan Giles, Kate E Webster, Jodie McClelland, Jill L Cook A team from the La Trobe SEM Department, headed by Lachlan Giles, performed a double blind RCT looked into the effect of quadriceps strengthening with and without blood flow restriction…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Dr Adam Culvenor has been awarded an early career researcher NHMRC fellowship, involving funding of $408,768. His research aims to identify ways to reduce the risk of knee cap osteoarthritis (OA) following serious knee injuries. Adam will spend his first two years at the Paracelsus Medical University in Austria working Professor Eckstein who is a world leader in…read more