I am delighted to talk with Prof Kim Bennell on the background behind her paper published in the JAMA, entitled "Effect of Physical Therapy on Pain and Function in Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis. A Randomized Clinical Trial. " which features in my Research Review 110.
We talk about the paper in detail in how to design and recruit patients in a placebo intervention, hip osteoarthritis, Impact factors in Sports Medicine, what is physiotherapy, why did the study show no benefit over placebo, compliance and what else is being researched in her unit.
Kim is a Professor at University of Melbourne, a member of the top 50 Universities in the World and Director of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine and is NHMRC Principal Fellow in Osteoarthritis research.Kim commenced a 4 year Future Fellowship in 2010 from the Australian Research Council and along with colleagues from the University of Queensland, she was awarded an NHMRC program grant of $7.57 million which commenced in