Trajectory of knee health in runners

TRAIL is a research study designed by runners for runners. This study is being conducted to explore the impact of running on knee joint health in people with and without a history of knee surgery.

Specifically, the study will establish the relationship between running biomechanics, running loads (e.g. frequency, duration, speed) and muscle strength, and changes in knee joint health on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and knee symptoms over a two-year period.

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Hit the ground running

This study will explore the impact of running on knee joint health in runners with and without a history of knee surgery. Some of the criteria to participate are;

Run on average more than 10 kilometres per week in the last 6 months
Run at least 3 times per week in the last 6 months
Are between 18-50 years of age

  • Register your interest

    Complete the recruitment form related to the study's eligibility criteria

  • Our research team will be in touch

    Await a phone call for a follow up conversation

  • Complete questionnaires

    Complete a series of short questions in the Fusion smartabase app

  • Clinical tests

    A series of clinical tests will be performed in our lab

  • Hit the ground running

    Training load will be tracked on the Fusion smartabase app

Trail podcast

TRAIL Podcast E11: Rich Willy

This week Matt speaks with avid runner and Dr Rich Willy. Rich is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana.

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