New open access publication in JAMA Network Open on physical therapy and opioid use in people with total knee replacement
Physical therapy before or after surgery, outpatient physical therapy initiated within 30 days of surgery, and 6 or more sessions of outpatient physical therapy after surgery are associated with reduced likelihood of long-term opioid use. Data from ~ 67,000 patients.
Read more here!
New publication on quadriceps strength deficits in people with ACL reconstruction when compared to matched controls
Our latest publication is a systematic review and meta-analysis which showed that when compared to age, sex, and activity matched controls, limbs with ACL reconstruction show persistent quadriceps weakness up to 4-years after surgery. Read more here!
New Publication on flatter ground reaction force patterns and greater impact forces in Legs with Osteoarthritis
Congratulations Nirali Shah for becoming a PhD candidate and passing the 8 months long comprehensive exam process! Nirali will continue her research at the Movement lab looking into the effect of Mindfulness and Exercise on participants with Knee Osteoarthritis. Congrats Nirali!
New Publication on interrelation between factors related to physical activity in inactive adults with knee pain
Our new paper published in the Disability and Rehabilitation Journal is a qualitative study on interrelations of and sex differences between factors related to physical activity in inactive adults with knee pain. Read more here!
We are excited to announce that all patient-facing researchers in our group have been fully vaccinated! However, we continue to follow the same rigorous safety protocols as before including use of PPE, sanitization, de-densification, daily symptom monitoring, etc.
Our new paper in Clinical Biomechanics - use of a single inertial sensor on the thigh for assessing varus thrust during walking in people with knee osteoarthritis. Read more here!
Nirali Shah, MPT is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program. Nirali has been named Sargent College's Elizabeth Whitney Post Scholar for the current Academic year! This longstanding Sargent fund is devoted to the study of pain prevention and treatment, focusing on interventions that obviate the potential abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs. Congratulations Nirali!
Welcome Michael Rose! Michael is a mechanical engineer, recently graduated from University of Michigan. He has joined the lab as a Research Technician!
Welcome Mary (Molly) Gheller! Molly has joined as a project manager and will be managing ongoing clinical trials and observational studies in our group and the Section of Rheumatology at BUSM.