DO YOU HAVE KNEE PAIN? Volunteers needed for a research study at NU
Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in the population. Little is known about the lower extremity strength of individuals with knee (patellofemoral) osteoarthritis and if they walk, squat, and go up and down stairs differently than individuals without knee osteoarthritis.
If you agree to participate in this investigation you will come to the laboratory in Richards Hall. You will have a brief clinical examination performed by a physical therapist that will include specific kne tests, range of motion, and strength measurements. You will also: fill out questionnaires regarding your knee pain, activity level, and history of injury, be videotaped while performing different tasks (walking, standing up from a chair, and going up and down stairs) while we record your body's motion using reflective markers, and undergo quantitative pain assessment.
All subjects should be between 40 and 70 years old, be medically stable and have no history of lower extremity surgery. To determine eligibility, possible subjects must have had an x-ray of their knee in the past year and have a CD with the images. CDs are easily obtainable from the radiology site where the x-ray was taken.
You will be reimbursed $50 for your time upon completion of the study.
Potential participants should contact:
Joshua Stefanik, MSPT, Ph.D.
(617) 373 - 7991
Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Richards Hall 360 Huntington Avenue