New research from La Trobe University suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner’s strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them a speed boost. See the La Trobe University media release here.
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.
Before ABC journalist Joe O’Brien set off on a gruelling 25 kilometre run, he sought advice from Dr Chrstian Barton on how to prepare himself. Read The ABC news story here.
Dr. Peter Brunker, a member of LASEM, recently spoke with with Rafael Epstein on ABC’s Drive program about watching the moment unfold live on television. Peter Brukner is a former doctor with the Australian Cricket Team and Liverpool Football Club. Listen to the interview here.
Hot off the press! Our 2018 Annual Report covers research highlights, impact, fellowships, awards, exciting partnerships, the work of our tireless Post Docs and PhD students, and of course words from our wonderful Director, Professor Kay Crossley. Have a look to see the great things that LASEM achieved in 2018! Annual Report Designer: Ben Pawson…read more
The LaTrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Edith Cowan University, have been chosen by the IOC to become the only Australian members of the International Olympic Committee Medical Research Network. (click picture below for more details)
“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
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Part 2 of this blog continues on with the summary of @STSkou’s paper related to exercise and physical activity for osteoarthritis. Just as other pain killers, exercise therapy needs to be taken at a sufficient dose and duration to ensure an optimal and clinically-relevant effect on pain and functional limitations. There is no universal exercise therapy program…read more
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