The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important ligament within the knee joint that helps stabilise the knee during running, walking, jumping and landing. This ligament can injure when the knee moves inwards in a 'knock-knee' posture. This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee load in girls and young women. Volunteers will be required to attend one session in the movement laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
All volunteers will be given a FREE pair of ASICS shoes in return for participation.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are a female in late/post-pubertal development (Aged approx. 17-25 years)
- Play competitive netball (any level)
- Have a healthy weight (BMI <30 kg/m2)
- Do NOT have any previous lower limb surgery and/or current medical condition that prevents normal walking, running, jumping or hopping.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women was designed and developed by researchers (A/Prof Adam Bryant, Prof Rana Hinman, Prof Kim Bennell, Dr Kade Paterson, Dr Wen Wu, Pei Wei Chi) at the University of Melbourne. This project is funded by ASICS Oceania and the Australian Research Council.
Take part in our other research projects
Mobile app for Knee Osteoarthritis (MappKO)
This study is comparing the effects of physiotherapy versus physiotherapy and a mobile app on knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Shoes for Chronic Hip Pain (SCHIPP)
This study is comparing the effects of two classes of readily available off-the-shelf shoes on hip pain and osteoarthritis symptoms.
Exercise and Weight loss for Knee Pain (POWER)
This study is comparing the effects of exercise versus exercise and weight loss programs on knee osteoarthritis symptoms and weight loss.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
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.