Osteoarthritis – The Inflammatory (but only a little) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people over the age of 65.  More common than high blood pressure and diabetes.  For this reason, researchers have been working tirelessly to better understand OA.  And some recent discoveries have turned some commonly held beliefs about OA on their head and have big implications for […]

New research exploring psychological factors and tendinopathy.

Peter Malliaras speaks in this podcast and considers some new research exploring psychological factors and tendinopathy. Click here for the short podcast.   If you have an interest in tendinopothy, and want the latest review and commentary on new clinically relevant research, follow Peter’s website here.   Listen to more Podcasts by clicking here. 

Hip pain? Exercise is your first line of defence.

Hip pain is not a condition reserved for the elderly. More and more hip pain research is being directed at understanding the cause and burden of hip pain on patients aged 18-50. One such condition being investigated is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome, a condition characterised by changes to the bone formation in the neck of […]

Concussion and the AFL

Concussion and the AFL Concussion is emerging as a major health issue particularly in sport. There is an increase  in research  into  the  area  which is  having a positive  impact  on  public  awareness and recognition. Concussion is common in the normal population after a fall or car accident and is well known in contact sports. […]

Injury Management: Shared-decision making in the digital age.

Times have certainly changed. We rarely spend a moment disconnected from technology; carrying our smartphones everywhere, tracking various aspects of our health and wellbeing through apps and activity trackers (like Fitbits, Apple watches, etc). On top of that, at the first sign of a niggle, ache or pain, many of us turn to Dr. Google, […]

Physiotherapists must provide high value care

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down and watched TV. I don’t watch TV often. I don’t cry often. But an SBS Insight episode discussing surgery I couldn’t miss, and it brought a tear to my eye. The general narrative was that in Australia, there is too much surgery occuring. A lot of this […]

Cadence Want to fix your running fast?

Cadence Want to fix your running fast? Try cadence change…otherwise known as step rate. More often you want to increase it. When you are looking to improve running technique and/or reduce injury re-occurrence one of the first things you want to change is your cadence. Why? Because it has been shown to improve many of […]

What is the difference between KLT and other gym programming ?

What is the difference between KLT and other gym programming ? Traditional gym training commonly contains isolation and focuses on individual muscles. It often gains stability from external supports such as seats and benches. It rarely is able to mimic everyday activity or sporting activities. Kinetic Link Training is a precise and comprehensive functional strength […]

High Value Treatment for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Key Points: Evidence supports exercise, education and weight loss as first line treatments for OA Manual therapy and acupuncture are adjuncts and should not be used in isolation to treat OA Knee arthroscopy is no better than placebo, and should be avoided Any considerations of joint replacement should be discussed with your health care tea […]

Training Loads and Injury

There is currently emerging evidence that an athletes training loads do in fact have a clear relationship to injury. This may not come as a big surprise to many, but it can be extremely challenging to firstly understand load, then be able to accurately monitor it and then utilise this information to actually guide and […]

Lower Limb Injuries In The Adolescent Athlete

When their pain is more than just “growing pains”. Lower limb injuries in the adolescent athlete. Due to the complex architecture of the growing skeleton, children and adolescent athletes are at risk of a number of injuries that we adults are not. Young athletes can be prone to both acute injuries and chronic overload due […]