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Introducing our team

Learn more about the team that created the PEAK training modules
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The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) was established in 2000 as a multidisciplinary research centre within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, administered through the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. We are high calibre researchers with clinical backgrounds and a key focus of our research is the field of osteoarthritis. We aim to improve the care of people with osteoarthritis by researching non-pharmacological non-surgical strategies to reduce pain, improve physical function and ultimately, enhance quality of life.

Visit CHESM’s website to learn more about our work and access our free osteoarthritis resources for clinicians and patients.

About the Course Instructors

Professore Rana Hinman

Professor Rana Hinman

Rana is a physiotherapist, researcher and Deputy Director of CHESM. Rana has extensive experience in researching the role of physiotherapy care for people with osteoarthritis, particularly exercise and physical activity interventions. Rana leads the ongoing NHMRC-funded PEAK clinical trial (comparing video conferencing to face-to-face care by physiotherapists) for which the PEAK Program training modules were specifically developed.

Read more about Rana at our website

Professor Kim Bennell

Professor Kim Bennell

Kim is a physiotherapist, researcher and Director of CHESM. Kim has led many randomised controlled trials of non-surgical interventions for people with osteoarthritis, and uses behaviour change theory to optimise adherence of patients to evidence-based treatment strategies.

Read more about Kim at our website

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