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Profile: A/Prof Malliaras is a physiotherapist and clinical researcher. He graduated from La Trobe University Physiotherapy School in 1996 and completed his PhD in tendinopathy in 2006. His practice focuses on the management of people with lower limb tendinopathy and he has an international reputation in this area. He has published a substantial amount of related original research (>80 publications). This research has led to changes in practice via guideline development and invited narrative clinical reviews published in high-impact clinical journals.

Research contribution: A/Prof Malliaras has been active in tendinopathy research for over 15 years. His research has been at the forefront of imaging studies that have elucidated the relationship between Doppler imaging, a marker for neurovascular ingrowth into the tendon, and pain. These studies provide mechanism for the HVI that will be tested in the proposed study. He also co-led the team that modelled the potential tissue effects for the HVI, providing additional evidence to support the use of this injection among people with Achilles tendinopathy. A focus of A/Prof Malliaras’ earlier work was understanding the significance of tendinopathy imaging findings in longitudinal studies and identification of tendinopathy risk factors, both musculoskeletal and anthropometric. This work has resulted in multiple novel and highly cited publications (e.g. four publications with >100 Google citations). A/Prof Malliaras has led or co-led several clinical trials examining the effect of exercise and other treatments (including injection treatments) in managing Achilles, patellar and rotator cuff tendinopathies. Additionally, he has published a series of systematic and mixed methods reviews synthesising evidence related to Achilles tendinopathy management that have been extensively cited (e.g. the most cited exercise review for Achilles and patellar tendinopathy in the literature). These studies and reviews have resulted in changes in practice guidelines and policy in Australia and the UK.

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

Biomechanical Risk Factors Associated with Running-Related Injuries: A Systematic Review

Ceyssens, L., Vanelderen, R., Barton, C., Malliaras, P. & Dingenen, B., Jul 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 49, 7, p. 1095-1115 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Central sensitisation in different tendinopathies: Are we comparing apples and oranges?

Mc Auliffe, S., Whiteley, R., Malliaras, P. & O'Sullivan, K., Feb 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 3, p. 142-143 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Efficacy of heel lifts versus calf muscle eccentric exercise for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (the HEALTHY trial): Study protocol for a randomised trial

Rabusin, C. L., Menz, H. B., McClelland, J. A., Evans, A. M., Landorf, K. B., Malliaras, P., Docking, S. I. & Munteanu, S. E., 21 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 12, 1, 12 p., 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

The OMERACT core domain set for clinical trials of shoulder disorders

Ramiro, S., Page, M. J., Whittle, S. L., Huang, H., Verhagen, A. P., Beaton, D. E., Richards, P., Voshaar, M., Shea, B., Van Der Windt, D. A., Kopkow, C., Lenza, M., Jain, N. B., Richards, B., Hill, C., Gill, T. K., Koes, B., Foster, N. E., Conaghan, P. G., Smith, T. & 4 othersMalliaras, P., Roe, Y., Gagnier, J. J. & Buchbinder, R., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Rheumatology. 46, 8, p. 969-975 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The relationship between hip muscle strength and dynamic knee valgus in asymptomatic females: A systematic review

Dix, J., Marsh, S., Dingenen, B. & Malliaras, P., May 2019, In : Physical Therapy in Sport. 37, p. 197-209 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review