8 episodes

The Journal Club is a leading show for health professionals, exercise scientists and serious athletes who want to learn about the latest research on how to improve health and sports performance. Listeners include Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists, Sports Trainers, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes from a wide variety of sports.

Journal Club with Randall Cooper Journal Club With Randall Cooper

    • Health & Fitness

The Journal Club is a leading show for health professionals, exercise scientists and serious athletes who want to learn about the latest research on how to improve health and sports performance. Listeners include Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists, Sports Trainers, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes from a wide variety of sports.

    Richard Willy - Runner's Knee

    Richard Willy - Runner's Knee

    Randall Cooper is joined by Richard Willy to discuss 'runner's knee', also known as 'knee cap pain' and 'patellofemoral pain'.

    Richard is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA). He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware. Richard has been a clinician for over 20 years with expertise in treating runners of all ages and ability levels.

    His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for persons with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendon injuries, and bone stress injuries. He has publishes over 50 peer-reviewed papers on two populations: endurance runners and tactical athletes such as Soldiers. He has received funding to support his work from the United States Department of Defence and the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

    You can find Richard on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @rwilly2003

    Instagram - @montanarunninglab

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 24 min
    Dr Alannah McKay - Are you an Elite Athlete?

    Dr Alannah McKay - Are you an Elite Athlete?

    Randall Cooper is joined by Dr Alannah McKay to discuss a new classification framework for athletes.

    Alannah completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Health and Sports Science at the University of Western Australia in 2014 and went onto complete a post-graduate position within the Physiology department at the Australian Institute of Sport. Since then, Alannah has submitted her PhD titled "The Effect of Dietary Manipulation on Iron Metabolism and the Immune System in Elite Athletes", which was undertaken in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport and the University of Western Australia. 

    Alannah joined Australian Catholic University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2020. Her research continues to explore the impact of diet and exercise on a range of health and performance outcomes in athletes, with a specific interest in iron metabolism.

    You can find Alannah on Twitter @McKayAlannah

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 20 min
    Luke Nelson - More than Distance: Optimising Training Loads

    Luke Nelson - More than Distance: Optimising Training Loads

    Randall Cooper is joined by Luke Nelson to discuss optimising training loads in running.

    Luke is a titled Sports & Exercise Chiropractor, who has worked in private practice in Melbourne for 17 years. He has presented widely across Australia & Internationally on various sport injury related topics, primarily focusing on running.

    A keen fitness enthusiast himself, Luke's current number one love is running, completing 5 marathons, an ultra-marathon and 2 Iron Man triathlons. Luke fulfils a number of committee roles including President of Sports Chiro Australia and Vice President of Sports Medicine Australia (Victorian Committee). 

    His postgraduate qualifications include International Sports Chiropractic Practitioner, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Chiropractic, Masters of Sports Science & ASCA Level 1.

    You can find Luke on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @sportschiroluke

    Instagram - @sportschiroluke or @healthhighperformance

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 16 min
    Mick Hughes - Progressive Strength Training During ACL Rehabilitation

    Mick Hughes - Progressive Strength Training During ACL Rehabilitation

    Randall is joined by Mick Hughes to discuss restoring muscle strength after ACL surgery with special guest Mick Hughes.

    Mick is an Australian trained physiotherapist who has recently passed advanced training to become a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist. He has a strong clinical interest in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation, and sees between 20-30 ACL patients per week; ranging from the acutely injured all the way to 10+ years post ACL reconstruction. on top of his clinical workload, he is also the co-founder of both the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide and Learn.Physio (www.learn.physio) - an online continuing education platform for health professionals.

    You can find Mick on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @mickwhughes

    Instagram - @mickhughes.physio

    YouTube - @mickhughes.physio

    LinkedIn - Mick Hughes

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 14 min
    Dr Peter Brukner - The Effect of a Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet on Pain in Osteoarthritis

    Dr Peter Brukner - The Effect of a Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet on Pain in Osteoarthritis

    Randall Cooper is joined by Dr Peter Brukner to discuss the effect of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on pain in people with osteoarthritis.

    Peter is an Australian sports physician, author and real food advocate. He's recently been doctor to the Australian cricket team and Liverpool Football Club, is the founding partner of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University. Peter is the co-author of the widely used text book 'Clinical Sports Medicine', Chair of the non-for-profit charity 'SugarByHalf', and chairperson at the app-based program 'Defeat Diabetes'.

    You can find Peter on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @DrPeterBrukner

    LinkedIn - Peter Brukner

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 14 min
    Shona Halson - How Much Sleep Does an Elite Athlete Need?

    Shona Halson - How Much Sleep Does an Elite Athlete Need?

    Randall Cooper is joined by Shona Halson to discuss how much sleep athletes need.

    Shona is from ACU's School of Behavioural and Health Science and prior to this was the Head Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for over 15 years and has been a part of three Olympic campaigns with the Australian Olympic Committee. Her research focuses on sleep, recovery and fatigue and she has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles. 

    Shona is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance and consults to the Australian Open Tennis Tournament and Nike. Shona also consults to a number of national and international professional sporting teams.

    You can find Shona on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @shonahalson

    Instagram - @shonahalson

    You can find Randall on the following social media handles:

    Twitter - @RandallCPhysio

    Instagram - @RandallCPhysio

    LinkedIn - Randall Cooper

    • 18 min

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