Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women

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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.

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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.

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