Research projects

Femoroacetabular impingement and OsteoaRthritis Cohort study (FORCe) 

National Health and Medical Research Council funded Project Grant, evaluating the contribution of hip contact force, muscle strength and joint range to deterioration of hip joint structure in people with FAI.

1st MTPJ trial

National health and Medical Research Council funded Project Grant, evaluating the effectiveness of shoe-stiffening inserts in the treatment of osteoarthritis affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot.

Shoe inserts and kneecap arthritis

National health and Medical Research Council funded Project Grant, evaluating the effectiveness of shoe inserts in the treatment of patellofemoral (kneecap) osteoarthritis.

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Study (Gluteal La trOBE: GLOBE study)

A randomised controlled trial invetsigating the effect of hormone replacement therapy and exercise on gluteal tendon health in post-menopausal women.

Lumbopelvic stability trial

Evaluation of exercise for improving lumbopelvic stability, changing dynamic movement and reducing injury in recreational athletes.

Multidirectional Shoulder Instability Trial (MDI Trial)

An investigation into two conservative rehabilitation programs for the management of multidirectional instability of the shoulder.

Knee Osteoarthritis after Anterior cruciate Ligament reconstruction (KOALA) study

Evaluation of the development of knee osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction.

ANCOR trial

The Australian Navy Cerberus Orthotic Research (ANCOR) study is a randomised controlled trial to determine whether prefabricated foot orthoses reduce the incidence of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits undertaking 11 weeks of basic training.

Interaction of the BDNF Polymorphism on the induction of experimentally-induced and Use-dependent plasticity

Individual responses to strength training and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques have been shown to be highly variable suggesting that other factors are involved in inducing changes in muscle strength and neuroplasticity. The purpose of this study is to explore potential factors that may contribute towards this variability and to inform future training interventions with the aim of increasing muscle strength following musculoskeletal injury.