Take part in our research projects
CHESM is committed to improving the wellbeing of all people through musculoskeletal research. By participating in a research study, you are helping researchers improve existing treatments and find new approaches which could benefit someone close to you and the community at large.
Modified Yoga Exercise (COPE)
This study is comparing the effects of online education to a modified yoga exercise program for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Musculoskeletal pain treatment pathways (PACE)
This study is comparing the treatment pathways provided in primary and specialist care to advance understanding of recovery from musculoskeletal conditions
Exercise for Hip Pain (PHOENIX)
This study is comparing the effects of two different 9-month exercise programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Osteoarthritis Knowledge Survey (OAKS)
This study is examining people's knowledge of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.
Ankle sprains in netball
This study is investigating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability in netball.
Exercise and Weight loss for Hip Pain (ECHO)
This study is comparing the effects of exercise versus exercise and weight loss programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
This study is investigating the agreement between functional tests performed via telehealth versus in-person.
A PhD or MPhil project is available to help understand how hip osteoarthritis and exercise affect the brain. In collaboration with Dr Natalia Egorova a leading cognitive neuroscientist from the Pain and Cognition Neuroimaging Lab at The University of Melbourne. The scope of the project is negotiable, but broadly aims to elucidate the neurobiological profiles of the people with hip osteoarthritis to facilitate our understanding of osteoarthritis beyond the musculoskeletal system.
CHESM is looking for talented people to undertake PhD or MPhil research as part of our team. Our multi-disciplinary team includes people with backgrounds in physiotherapy, podiatry, biomechanics, engineering and exercise science. Candidates from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds will be considered. Scholarships may be available for high-achieving candidates.