Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Lower Extremity Assessment Protocol (LEAP)

Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Oct 9, 2028 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Age 12-45 years
  • History of knee injury (e.g., ACL tear, meniscus tear, patellofemoral pain, osteoarthritis) or surgery (e.g., ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy or repair, total knee arthroplasty) within the last 2 years

The Influence of Oral Contraceptives During Disuse

Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 31, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Right-handed
  • Age between 18-35 years
  • Males
  • Females that have consistently used monophasic oral contraceptives for the previous 6 months
  • Females that have not used any form of contraceptives for the previous 6 months

Biopsychosocial Factors in Resistance Exercise in Individuals with Knee Pain

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: May 1, 2025 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-60 years old
  • Knee pain intensity that is at least 3/10 within the past 24 hours

Examining Laboratory and Bedside Pain Sensitivity Testing Protocols

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 4, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-60 years old
  • Be experiencing low back pain that is at least 3/10 pain intensity (0=no pain, 10=worst pain imaginable) within the past 24 hours OR have no pain.

Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 4, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • pain-free
  • 18-60 years old
  • able to appropriately perform the intervention (assessed during screening)

Low Back Pain and Disability in Youth and Adult Golfers

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 31, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 10 years of age or older
  • Play golf multiple times per year

Tracking Muscle Quality Following ACLR

Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jan 1, 2025 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Ages 15-40
  • Individuals who have undergone ACL reconstruction surgery in the past two weeks.
  • Willingness to participate in physical therapy (including coverage of financial costs) and scheduled laboratory visits after reconstruction surgery.
  • Reliable transportation

The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction on Aerobic and Muscular Function

Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Mar 31, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-35 year old aerobically trained males or females (defined as an average of 150 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week for the past six months).
  • Willing to come for all four visits.

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