Hi, I’m Christian Barton. I am an expert in the management of difficult to treat, long term injuries. I have a particular interest in osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, knee (including patellofemoral pain) and running related injuries. My main focus is providing individual advice, education and care to empower people to manage otherwise unresolving injuries and pain, and exercise solutions to help regain their capacity to participate in activities important to them (recreation, sport, occupation, etc.). For my injured runners I use running retraining (world leader and educator on this treatment), which is often a key missing element to rehabilitation.

Research is one of my passions, and I am an Associate Professor at  La Trobe University, primarily focussed on knee pain, osteoarthritis and tendinopathy injury management and prevention, including running non-running related injuries. This role includes leading GLA:D Australia, which aims to improve access to appropriate exercise and education to all Australians with osteoarthritis; and TREK, a project aimed at improving access to knowledge of evidence-based treatments. I am passionate about bringing my research knowledge and extensive clinical experience together to treat patients of all ages and physical activity levels to get them back to being able to do the things they love.

See my research output here.

Nb: Working part-time can make it challenging getting appointments for people at the clinic. If you are having trouble finding a time, please email the clinic here. Briefly let us know what injury or problem you are seeking help with and what your goals are. I will do my best to get you in asap and/or can recommend someone else suitable from our great team who can help you with their expertise.