The goal of the lab is to better understand risk factors, mechanisms and pathomechanics related to lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders, especially knee osteoarthritis (OA). The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to provide evidence for and to design rehabilitation treatments for knee OA. Studies in the laboratory include projects within large epidemiologic studies of knee OA: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Additionally, to better understand how older individuals with knee OA move, three-dimensional motion analysis studies are performed in collaboration with the Action Laboratory at Northeastern University.

We are currently recruiting subjects for a study!

Do you have KNEE PAIN?

Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in the population. We are currently investigating the effectiveness of two different walking interventions on knee pain and loading.

If you agree to participate in this investigation you will come to the laboratory in 425 Richards Hall where you will:

  • Fill out questionnaires regarding your knee pain, activity level, and history of injury
  • Be videotaped while walking overground and wearing reflective markers
  • Participate in a treadmill walking program lasting 8 sessions over 2-3 weeks
  • Return for a one month follow-up visit

Potential participants should contact:
Joshua Stefanik, MSPT, PhD
(617) 373-4441