Some of LASEM’s current exciting collaborations with industry include the International Olympic Committee, Australian Football League Women’s and The Australian Ballet.

International Olympic Committee

LASEM was one of only 11 research centres worldwide to be selected for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to conduct research into the prevention and treatment of sports injuries and illnesses.

The La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Edith Cowan University, were chosen by the IOC to become the only Australian members of the International Olympic Committee Medical Research Network.

Australian Football League Women’s

AFLW players have 9.2 times greater risk of a serious knee injury compared to men, and much higher risk than women in other elite sports (2-5 times higher).

This led the AFL to partner with LASEM, to develop an injury reduction program for elite female players.

LASEM’s research culminated in Prep to Play: Professional, educational videos and manuals created for AFLW players, and high performance and medical teams, to prevent injury.

Due to the rapid increase in female participation at a community level, LASEM also has another ongoing project to develop injury surveillance methods, and an injury reduction program for community players, Prep to Play: Community.

The Australian Ballet

The exciting research collaboration between LASEM and The Australian Ballet is investigating how to prevent injuries to elite ballet performers and decrease recovery times, with the aim of increasing the ability of the dancers to dance injury free.

LASEM has 3 ongoing projects with The Australian Ballet – hip joint health, wellness and ankle joint.