Congratulations to our own world-renowned physiotherapist and LASEM Director, Professor Kay Crossley, who has been awarded Victoria’s highest scientific honour, the 2020 Victoria Prize, for Science and Innovation in the Life Sciences category. For more information about this huge achievement, check out the Premier of Victoria’s announcement or the VESKI website.
Choosing the right health care professional to manage your aches and pain can be hard. To make matters more difficult, the answer is rarely definitive. Postdoctoral researcher Matthew King and lecturer Charlotte Ganderton provide some much needed advice on who to choose and why. To find out more head to The Conversation or ABC News….read more
From the elderly to the elite, these go-to moves aim to improve strength and reduce the risk of injury. La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre’s own Melissa Haberfield and Dr. Ebonie Rio share their favourite exercises here. The best part about it? You can do them all from the comfort of your…read more
The 2019 LASEM Annual Report includes a wonderful welcome from Centre Director Professor Kay Crossley & LTU Vice-Chancellor & Vice President, Professor Susan Dodds and documents the achievements of our vibrant and dynamic Research Centre – from Professors to HDR students, from head (neuroscience), to toe (podiatry)! Take a look at what we achieved in…read more
As the number of women who tackle contact sports continues to rise, so too does the rate of knee injury among them. In partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Kay Crossley (and team Dr Andrea Bruder, Dr Andrea Mosler and PhD candidate Brooke Patterson) lead this truly game-changing research. To…read more
While many Australians have been trying to maintain their fitness during quarantine, physiotherapists are warning this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go straight back into sport. Physiotherapist and La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Research Centre PhD candidate Brooke Patterson says a carefully planned return to competitive sport will help avoid common sports injuries. See…read more
Dr Adam Culvenor spoke to The Age about sudden changes to exercise routines in an attempt to stay sane during isolation, and the ergonomic perils of working from home. See the full article here.
The 2nd installment in our series of expert webinars Is there a right way to run? The short answer is no. On Wednesday morning, April 29, we had the pleasure of sharing a cuppa with Dr Christian Barton. If you missed the live Q&A, watch the recording to see Christian speak about running re-training, researching…read more
On Friday April 24, LASEM Research Fellow Dr Jo Kemp spoke to JOSPT about managing hip problems in active people of all ages. See the recording here.
Peter Brukner, a LASEM Professor and a sport and exercise medicine physician, shares his tips for staying healthy during lockdown. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods Food is fuel Move, every day Connect, connect, connect Avoid smoking Maximise sleep See The Age article for the details.