Blog - TREK
by James Alexander

The important benefits of strength training for endurance runners have been well documented in numerous research publications.1,2,3,4 Resistance training is now considered a critical component to a well planned training program for runners of all levels. The key benefits runners can obtain from a strength-training program include: Faster running performance Improved running economy Reduced risk…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Here is a synopsis of a recent paper I wrote with @merollim on how digital and social media provides great opportunities to facilitate knowledge translation Synopsis The 350-year old academic journal model poorly facilitates knowledge translation to healthcare professionals and patients. Current journal formats do not meet the needs of most potential end users – health…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to @MichaelRathleff , not only for his great work in driving this research field but also sharing some of his recent unpublished findings.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)

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)

An evidence-practice gap cannot be disputed and must be a priority for us all to address – government, policy makers, researchers, clinicians and patients. The Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal is a great initiative helping with knowledge translation. Open access to all! The latest edition was titled ‘Straight Science’ and it was my pleasure contributing my…read more

by Brooke Patterson

“It felt like I had broken my leg” – Kate Sheahan on her ACL injury on the weekend In light of the 6 ACL injuries sustained by players at the half way mark of the 8 week AFL Women’s competition this an opportune time to share this and answer what many seem to be unsure…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Knee cap pain is the most common form of knee pain. Pain can be hard to pin point but may be around, behind, or under the knee cap.  It affects both males and females of all activity levels and ages. It can cause problems that limit your ability to complete simple daily activities such as walking, running,…read more