Entries by Dr Alison Grimaldi

Assessing Lateral Stability of the Hip and Pelvis

Alison Grimaldi, PhD1 Adequate function of the hip abductor mechanism has been shown to be integral to ideal lower limb function and musculoskeletal health. Clinical assessment of hip abductor muscle function may include observational assessment of postural habits, muscle bulk, and of the ability to control optimal frontal plane femoropelvic alignment during a variety of […]

Can local muscles augment stability in the hip? A narrative literature review

This paper was published in Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 2013; 13(1):1-12 T.H. Retchford1,2, K.M. Crossley3, A. Grimaldi4, J.L. Kemp3, S.M. Cowan1 1Melbourne Physiotherapy School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Albury, New South Wales, Australia; 3Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, […]

EXERCISE AND LOAD MODIFICATION VERSUS CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS ‘WAIT AND SEE’ FOR PERSISTENT GLUTEUS MEDIUS/MINIMUS TENDINOPATHY (THE LEAP TRIAL): A PROTOCOL FOR A RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL

Rebecca Mellor1 Alison Grimaldi1,2, Henry Wajswelner3 Paul Hodges4, Haxby Abbott5, Kim Bennell6, Bill Vicenzino1 1 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia. 2 Physiotec, 23 Weller Road, Tarragindi, QLD 4121, Australia. 3 Department of Physiotherapy and Lifecare Physiotherapy, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia. 4 NHMRC Centre […]

Gluteal Tendinopathy: A Review Of Mechanisms, Assessment and Management

Alison Grimaldi1, Rebecca Mellor2, Paul Hodges3, Kim Bennell4, Henry Wajswelner5, Bill Vicenzino2 1 Physiotec, 23 Weller Road, Tarragindi, QLD 4121, Australia. 2 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia. 3 NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, The University of Queensland, St […]

Gluteal Tendinopathy: Integrating Pathomechanics And Clinical Features In Its Management

Alison Grimaldi, PhD1,2  ,  Angela Fearon, PhD3-5 1Physiotec Physiotherapy, Tarragindi, Australia. 2School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia. 3Hip Physio, Watson, Australia. 4Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit, Australian National University, Canberra City, Australia. 5School of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra, Bruce, Australia.   SYNOPSIS Gluteal tendinopathy is now believed to […]

Hip Abductor Muscle Weakness In Individuals With Gluteal Tendinopathy

Kim Allison1, Bill Vicenzino2, Tim V Wrigley1, Alison Grimaldi3, Paul W Hodges2, and Kim L Bennell1 1Centre for Health and Exercise Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia. 2School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences St Lucia, The University of Queensland QLD, Australia. 3Physiotec Physiotherapy, Tarragindi, QLD, Australia.     ABSTRACT Purpose. To compare hip abductor […]

Lateral Hip Pain: Mechanisms and Management

  This article was published in In Touch magazine, a resource exclusive to members of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, a National Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. For more information on the exercise apparatus pictured in this article, Physiotec’s TWS Slider, click here History and prevalence Lateral hip pain (LHP) has traditionally been referred to as trochanteric […]

The Association Between Degenerative Hip Joint Pathology and Size of the Gluteus Maximus and Tensor Fascia Lata Muscles

1 Alison Grimaldi PhD, MPhtySt, BPhty 1 Carolyn Richardson PhD, BPhty(Hons)  3 Gail Durbridge MAppSci, Grad Dip Ultrasound, DipAppSci Medical Radiography 2 William Donnelly MBBS, FRACS 1 Ross Darnell PhD 1,4 Julie Hides PhD, MPhtySt, BPhty.   Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia Brisbane Orthopaedic Specialist Services, Brisbane, Australia Centre for […]

The Association Between Degenerative Hip Joint Pathology and Size of the Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, and Piriformis Muscles

1 Alison Grimaldi PhD, MPhtySt, BPhty 1 Carolyn Richardson PhD, BPhty(Hons) 2 Warren Stanton PhD, BPsych 3 Gail Durbridge MAppSci, Grad Dip Ultrasound, DipAppSci Medical Radiography 2 William Donnelly MBBS, FRACS 1,2 Julie Hides PhD, MPhtySt, BPhty.   Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia The UQ/ Mater Back Stability Clinic Mater […]

Utility of clinical tests to diagnose MRI-confirmed gluteal tendinopathy in patients presenting with lateral hip pain

Alison Grimaldi1,2, Rebecca Mellor2, Phillipa Nicolson3, Paul Hodges4, Kim Bennell3, Bill Vicenzino2,4 1Physiotec Physiotherapy, Tarragindi, QLD, Australia,2School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences St Lucia, The University of Queensland QLD, Australia, 3Centre for Health and Exercise Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia,4NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, The University […]