The Physical Performance Show: Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES). Dr Matthew Hislop: Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

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In episode 319 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dr Matt Hislop around Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES) in this Tricky Conditions Edition.

Dr Matt Hislop, Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician discusses the diagnosis of Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES). Unfortunately, there can be a delay in diagnosis of PAES and for the suffering athlete, it can be very frustrating and limiting in terms of their running ability.

Dr Matt has a special interest in exertion of leg pain, having published research on chronic exertional compartment syndrome and being one of the few practitioners in southeast Queensland who performs compartment pressure studies.  Dr Hislop is involved in research in the management of Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome and has co-authored several chapters in Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine on this topic.

Dr Matt has been a Practicing Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician for the past 17 years with coverage including the Chief Medical Officer for the Brisbane Broncos NRL, the Chief Medical Officer for the Queensland State of Origin Rugby League, the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament and for Paddle Australia Flatwater Kayak and Canoeing along with being a team physician with the Australian Olympic team.

To listen to Episode 319:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What is PAES (Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome)?
  • The potential variations of anatomy with PAES
  • Tips for Practitioners
  • How Botox can help sufferers
  • Diagnosing PAES and why it can take so long

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To follow Dr Matt Hislop


Publication: Exertional Leg Pain: Long Overdue for Some Respect!
Publication: Functional Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome: Poorly Understood and Frequently Missed? A Review of Clinical Features, Appropriate Investigations, and Treatment Options

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