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Key resources

Target Pathologies - Musculoskeletal

a)  Physical Activity and Bone Health - Position Stand by ACSM (Kohrt et al., 2004)

b)  Exercise in OA of the hip and knee a review for ESSA (Bennell & Hinman, 2011)

Further interest


a)  Pain Indexes, Radiological Indexes, and ICOAP Pain Questionnaire - Outcome Measures

b)  OARSI recommended set of physical performance measures for knee and hip osteoarthritis - Physical Performance Measures

Low Back Pain

a)  Exercise is Medicine - Resources - Exercising with lower back pain

b)  Bunzli S, Smith A, Schütze R, Lin I, O'Sullivan P. Making Sense of Low Back Pain and Pain-Related Fear

c)  Exercise in osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis: Moving from prescription to adherence

d)  NHMRC Clinician Guidelines for Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain



a)  Too Fit To Fracture: outcomes of a Delphi consensus process on physical activity and exercise recommendations for adults with osteoporosis with or without vertebral fractures.

b)  Building healthy bones throughout life: an evidence-informed strategy to prevent osteoporosis in Australia.


Neck Pain

a)  Jull, G.A. et al., 2009. The effect of therapeutic exercise on activation of the deep cervical flexor muscles in people with chronic neck pain.

b)  Chiu, T.T.W. et al., 2005. Performance of the craniocervical flexion test in subjects with and without chronic neck pain.

Clinical pearls of wisdom

Tania Brancato  AEP ESSAM (Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology)

“The best professionals treat patients using a combination of high level evidence, the individual needs of their patient AND their ever-growing experience in clinical exercise physiology”

Social media / news

Arthritis Australia - Arthritis is a very common condition affecting people of all ages.

Osteoporosis Australia - aims to improve awareness about the disease and reduce bone fractures.

Osteoarthritis Research Society International - OARSI

The - The link between chronic pain and depression: which comes first?

Whiplash – download patient information booklet

Osteoarthritis – Everything you ever wanted to know about osteoarthritis

                          Professor David Hunter talks osteoarthritis exercise therapies: better outcomes (BMJ Talk Medicine [Podcast])

Chronic Pain - Chronic pain: Is Australian healthcare really helping people who have chronic pain? (ABC Radio National: The Roundtable [Podcast])

Magic tricks are helping scientists understand the placebo effect and pain [ABC News]

New rules around opioid prescriptions leave few options for Australians in pain [ABC News]

Further resources to explore

Watch this space: Emerging research areas