Injury & Rehabilitation

Injury & Rehabilitation research at the Ingham Institute covers all aspects of a patient journey from injury to recovery targeting orthopaedic injury (covering the muscoskeletal system) and brain injury.

The Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre conducts orthopaedic research, a critical area of research that is needed due to Australia’s ageing population. The research team evaluates and monitors the performance of knee and hip replacement surgeries, with their findings translated across hospitals and rehabilitation centres Australia-wide.

Brain Injury research at the Institute aims to alleviate the serious effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and also results in a high economic cost and a multitude of social challenges for patients. To overcome these, the research team are leading a number of advanced intervention-based programs including Strength 2 Strength, a world-first psycho-educational group program that supports families and carers that care for patients with TBI. The group have also developed a program called Window to Hope that aims to prevent the high suicide levels seen in TBI patients.

  1. Brain Injury
  2. Orthopaedics Unit