- Total knee and hip joint replacement
- Physical activity
- La Trobe University
- Eastern Health, Box Hill, Australia
Lyndon Hawke has a background as a rehabilitation physiotherapist and is currently involved in stream 4 of the OPUS CRE that has a focus on redesigning a recovery program for TJR. Lyndon is currently investigating the reasons for, and possible ways to overcome, low physical activity levels after total joint replacement. Low physical activity levels in this patient population are a problem as people who have low physical activity levels have an increased risk of other serious health conditions e.g. cardiovascular disease.
Apart from his involvement in the OPUS CRE, Lyndon is taking part in the MIHip research trial as a motivational interviewer, and has clinical interests in community rehabilitation and vestibular
Hawke, L. J., Shields, N., Dowsey, M. M., Choong, P. F., & Taylor, N. F. (2019). Physical activity levels after hip and knee joint replacement surgery: an observational study. Clinical rheumatology, 38(3), 665-674.
Hawke, L. J., Shields, N., Dowsey, M. M., Choong, P. F., & Taylor, N. F. (2020). Effectiveness of behavioural interventions on physical activity levels after hip or knee joint replacement: a systematic review. Disability and rehabilitation, 42(25), 3573-3580.
Lyndon Hawke is the recipient of a Scholarship awarded through the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement (APP1116235).