• Engineering wheelchair gold
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Customised seats may give Australian wheelchair racers the winning edge at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. University of Adelaide engineer Amy Lewis says specialised seating can provide a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure a perfect fit between off-the-shelf equipment and every athlete’s unique body. Working with colleagues at the University of Adelaide, the Australian…

  • Hamstring strains – the eccentric solution
    Posted in: 2000, Vic

    The incidence of hamstring injuries may be sharply reduced if footballers  adopt a new exercise regime worked out by a young Melbourne physiologist. Camilla Brockett, a graduate student from the Department of Physiology at Monash University, said her breakthrough is based on a new understanding of “eccentric” exercise, that is, exercises where the contracting muscle…