Ongoing Projects

Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults

This mentored patient-oriented research career development award focuses specifically on movement patterns which may contribute to pain in young adults with FAI in order to develop effective non-surgical treatment options. This project is funded through the National Institutes of Health.

Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain

The aim of this study is to determine sex-specific differences in movement patterns in adults with hip pain. The goal is to develop improved intervention and prevention programs that address the different movement patterns found in males and females with hip pain. This project is funded through the National Institutes of Health.

Identifying case of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and their hip impairments

This study is funded by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) with Dr. Joshua Stefanik as the Principal Investigator. The aim of the study is to improve the understanding of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and the connection with strength and movement impairments at the hip joint.

Clinical Planning Grant on Motion Analysis in Femoroacetabular Impingement

The goal of this clinical trials planning grant is to develop a multi-center clinical trial to assess the biomechanics of patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) during functional and activity specific tasks. Funding for this project is from The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

EMG analysis of the muscle activity during weight bearing theraband exercise

This study evaluates muscle activity during a commonly used therapeutic exercise, side-stepping against resistance.