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Biography

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 2018

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

Mc Auliffe, S., Whiteley, R., Malliaras, P. & O'Sullivan, K., 30 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Cognitive and contextual factors to optimise clinical outcomes in tendinopathy

Mallows, A. J., Debenham, J. R., Malliaras, P., Stace, R. & Littlewood, C., 1 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52, 13, p. 822-823 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Infographic. Achilles and patellar tendinopathy rehabilitation: Strive to implement loading principles not recipes

Malliaras, P., Rodriguez Palomino, J. & Barton, C. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52, 19, p. 1232-1233 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort SurveyOtherpeer-review

Measuring patient-reported outcomes (PROs/PROMs) in people with Achilles tendinopathy: How useful is the VISA-A?

Mallows, A., Littlewood, C. & Malliaras, P., 2018, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52, 19, p. 1221 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Men with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy have impaired balance on the symptomatic side

Scholes, M., Stadler, S., Connell, D., Barton, C., Clarke, R. A., Bryant, A. L. & Malliaras, P., May 2018, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21, 5, p. 479-482 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review