Footwear for adolescent kneecap forces

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This study is testing the effects of different off the shelf shoes on kneecap joint forces in adolescents. Eligible participants will be asked to complete a running assessment, questionnaire, and strength test at our biomechanical lab in Carlton. Eligible participants must be:

  • are aged between 12 - 19 years old;
  • either have kneecap pain or no musculoskeletal pain
  • can attend a two-hour testing session at The University of Melbourne

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Feet running on treadmill

Footwear for kneecap forces was designed and developed by researchers (Samual Kayll, Patrick Rowe, A/Prof Adam Bryant, A/Prof Kade Paterson, Prof Rana Hinman and Prof Kim Bennell) at The University of Melbourne.