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Trunk Inclination Study

The influence of trunk inclination on lower limb moments and muscle activation

Would you be able to help us research knee arthritis?

At the University of Salford, we are studying the biomechanics of walking in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and also in healthy volunteers. For our current project we are trying to understand how trunk inclination (forward lean of the upper body) affects the way in which the muscles in the legs work. We think increased trunk lean may be responsible for abnormal muscle patterns in people with knee OA.

We are looking both for healthy volunteers and for people who suffer with knee OA. If you volunteer, you would be required to come to the Podiatry Laboratory at the University of Salford to undergo a movement assessment. This assessment is completely non-invasive and will allow us to understand how you coordinate your muscles during walking and how your movement changes with different trunk flexion.

We are looking for both for healthy volunteers (with no current muscle/joint problems) and also for people with knee OA who are between 18-75 years of age.

Please contact us if you might be interested in taking part. All information remains confidential and you will receive £20 for taking part in this experiment by way of a thank you for your time and to cover any travel costs you might have incurred.

For more information, please contact

Wael Alghamdi

w.alghamdi@edu.salford.ac.uk

07460675029