ACL Injury Decision Making: Is the knife always needed?

Updated: 20 August, 2023 A guide to surgical vs non-surgical decision making following ACL injury. It may surprise some, but not all Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries require reconstructive surgery. Many people can return to high-level activities and cope well without an ACL. The decision of which option to go for can be difficult. In […]

Telehealth is a viable option, even after the pandemic

Changing the way we do things is often a challenge. People are used to receiving healthcare face to face, so the switch to telehealth care during the pandemic was bound to bring up mixed feelings. Necessity is a great motivator. Regardless of the challenges thousands of patients and clinicians found themselves embarking on telehealth over […]

sore lower back GLA:D Back – A new approach to managing your back pain.

We have been running GLA:D for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis for three years at Complete Sports Care now. I have enjoyed watching how many people it has benefited, potential surgeries it has saved both at our clinic and across Australia in my role as program lead at La Trobe University. The program is […]

Knee arthroscopy: the downsides

Knee Arthroscopy Vs Exercise for Osteoarthritis (OA) The message is slowly filtering through the medical community and the general population that knee arthroscopy is no better than exercise for osteoarthritis (OA).  More and more in my clinical practice I am coming across patients who are not surprised when I bring this up in our clinical […]

5 General rules to managing hip pain

When managing patients with hip joint pain, my 5 general rules are: Don’t allow imaging findings to become a burden carried for life – they may be irrelevant. Perform a thorough clinical examination to identify a symptomatic hip joint and rule out other sources of pain (e.g. lumbar spine referral, tendon injury to the lateral […]

Osteoarthritis – The Inflammatory (but only a little) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]