The Amy Gillett Share the Road Tour is sadly over. I have just ridden from the Gold Coast to Sydney. An amazing experience with a committed group of riders and advocates for safer roads – cyclists and motorists together. We rode 1080km over 7 days in rain, sunshine, on gravel, up and down hills, up to 180km per day.
Be an advocate for a change in legislation in Victoria, the only Australian state not to trial or adopt the 1m min distance Daniel Andrews et al need to be logical and make this happen. Ridiculous – drivers do this anyway!
Dr Jean-Francois Esculier is a leader in injury prevention & treatment for runners. He explains the findings of his randomized controlled trial (RCT) from his recent PhD in knee cap pain below. As he explains, education should be the cornerstone of your treatment.
WATCH THE VIDEO or join us at our PFJ SYMPOSIUM in March 2018 to hear him live!
Dr Christian Barton is a physiotherapist who graduated with first class Honours from Charles Sturt University in 2005, and completed his PhD focusing on Patellofemoral Pain, Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses in 2010. Dr Barton’s broad research disciplines are biomechanics, running-related injury, knee pathology, tendinopathy, and rehabilitation, with a particular focus on research translation.
Dr Barton has published over 40 papers in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Biomechanics journals, and he is an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Bill Vicenzino is the Chair of Sports Physiotherapy, Director of the Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal and Sports) programs and Director of the Sports Injuries Rehabilitation and Prevention for Health (SIRPH) research unit at the University of Queensland. Bill’s research interests include musculoskeletal health, pain and injury with an emphasis on sport and physical activity, with a focus on establishing evidence based approaches to rehabilitation and prevention. His latest research aims to gain a better understanding of persistent musculoskeletal conditions and impairments (including patellofemoral pain) and their management; these projects include a number of randomized clinical trials attracting NHMRC funding that are being published in high impact medical journals (BMJ, Lancet, JAMA).
Dr Jean-Francois Esculier – PT, PhD, Cert. Sport Physiotherapy (SPC)
Jean-Francois Esculier completed his bachelor of physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, before undertaking graduate studies (Masters and PhD) at Laval University, Canada. Over the past few years, he has conducted studies on patellofemoral pain in runners (treatment approaches, biomechanics, footwear), and shows particular interest for clinical research. Jean-Francois is also an active clinician and currently practices as a physiotherapist at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. Given his interest for knowledge translation, Jean-Francois enjoys teaching continuing education courses pertaining to the prevention and treatment of running injuries through The Running Clinic.
Professor Kay Crossley – PhD (Melb), BAppSci(Physio)
Professor Kay Crossley is the Director of the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Kay’s main research focus is on the prevention and management of patellofemoral pain and early-onset osteoarthritis after sports-related injuries. Kay is a physiotherapist with many years of experience in clinical sports physiotherapy. She has contributed to a number of sports medicine and physiotherapy texts, including every edition of “Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine”. Kay maintains a strong research interest in optimising treatments for patellofemoral conditions (pain and osteoarthritis). Additionally, she has developed a new focus of research, which encompasses three major fields. The major focus is on the development and prevention of osteoarthritis following sports related injuries, with fields in patellofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral pain, knee osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction and hip OA following hip-related injuries (including FAI and labral tears).