Episode 97: In this Research Unpacked episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Tim McGrath. Tim is an Australian Sports Physio based in Canberra, with over 15 years experience in professional sport and 20 in clinical practice. He completed his PhD from the Research Institute of Sport & Exercise at the University of Canberra on ACL rehabilitation and return to sport in 2016 and is the clinical & research director of Pitch Ready which focuses on blending clinical insights with data science, squad-based injury prevention and return to sport testing following lower limb injury. In this episode Alistair and Tim discuss his insights and work on ACLR Rehab. 

Topics discussed: 

  • Undergoing a PhD and completing applied research 
  • Clinical tests used in ACLR rehab and relevance to practise
  • The Influence graft type has on ACLR recovery 


McGrath, T. M., Waddington, G., Scarvell, J. M., Ball, N., Creer, R., Woods, K., Smith, D., & Adams, R. (2016). An Ecological Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Part 1: Clinical Tests Do Not Correlate With Return-to-Sport Outcomes. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine4(11)


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