Sports medicine research projects
Rececent Research Conference Presentations
This was our poster from our research abstract presented at the recent 2013 Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference on chronic disease prevention and improving health outcomes in October. We discovered some interesting patterns as well as gender-based differences in the blood lipid profiles in a selection of older athletes. It was in fact shortlisted at the conference for a best research award.
Two abstract papers were also presented at the 2013 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in November, Australian physiotherapyâ€™s flagship event.The conference was very interesting with its main focus being new ideas and new ways of looking at things in physiotherapy, highlighting ground-breaking achievements and reflecting on global innovations to advance healthcare
Our first abstract at the APA conference, investigated age related differences in both the incidence of acute injuries and the prevalence of chronic injuries for a total of 1,348 recreational and competitive surfers. Findings will aid in identifying surfers who are more at risk of acute and chronic injury, this abstract also reinforces the relevance of preventative surf specific conditioning (proprioceptive, strength and flexibility) exercises in at risk surfing sub-groups
This second abstract at the APA conference found aerial manoeuvres are associated with a significantly higher incidence of acute lower body injuries in surfers. These results suggest that surfers who omplete aerial manoeuvres on a regular basis should be performing conditioning (strength, proprioceptive and flexibility) exercises to assist in the prevention of lower body injuries