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Research Study: Biomarkers and walking protocol in knee osteoarthritis

Posted by Schools of Physiotherapy and Biomedical Engineering and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on May 30, 2017 in General Announcements

Researchers in the Schools of Physiotherapy and Biomedical Engineering and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are currently conducting a new study looking at whether how and how much people walk affects who gets knee osteoarthritis (OA) and for those with knee OA who gets worse quicker. They will look at the changes in how you walk and/or changes in biomarkers (body biochemicals) from blood draws before and after 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill. The hope is to provide better information on the benefits and risks related to physical activity such as walking for those with OA.

We are looking for people without knee OA who have participated in a walking study in the Dynamics of Human Motion laboratory at Dalhousie University since 2012 and new participants between 55 and 65 years old and who do not participate in regular exercise including walking.

Some compensation for your time and travel expenses will be provided.

If you are interested in this study, please contact Dianne Ikeda, MSc, Research Coordinator at Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory: dohm@dal.ca or 902 494-7186.