Why do People with Chronic Low Back Pain Move Differently? The Influence of Biopsychosocial Variables on Movement Variability
Study Purpose: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the extent to which psychological factors (pain-related fear and pain catastrophizing), and measures of pain sensitivity (SPA, quantitative sensory testing), explain observed motor behavior during functional tasks in adults with chronic Low Back Pain.
Does Structural Damage, Joint Mechanics, or Neuromuscular Variables Predict Early Osteoarthritic Changes Following Knee Trauma
Background: Knee trauma often leads to the development of knee osteoarthritis, which is a disease resulting in joint degeneration. The purpose of the study is to determine if damage to knee tissues and changes in joint motion predict early signs of knee osteoarthritis.
Eligibility: Individuals 18-50 years of age, who have sustained knee trauma within 4 months that led to damage of structures within the knee (e.g. meniscus, ligaments).
Contact: Interested participants should contact shawn.robbins [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Shawn Robbins) or phone: 514-487-1891 x194.