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“Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome”

Principal Investigator:  Cara Lewis, PT, PhD

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Boston University

Purpose of Research:

An increasing number of active young and middle-aged adults are experiencing hip pain. The purpose of this research is to use clinical movement screening to assess how people with hip pain move, and compare this to people without hip pain.

 Study Design:

This study requires a total of 1 hour of participation via a Zoom call. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires regarding your hip (whether or not you have pain), activity level and history of injury prior to the data collection. During the Zoom call, you will be asked to perform different tasks (squatting on a single leg, and squatting on both legs) and report any pain or discomfort. You will be videotaped so that your data can be viewed by our staff. In the future, you may be asked to participate in an additional session in the Human Adaptation Lab at Sargent College depending on your performance in the first testing session. During this second visit, you will be asked to perform squatting tasks again and walk; this time, data will be recorded using reflective markers placed on your clothing or skin.

Participants will be compensated $10 upon completion of the Movement Screen.

 Subject Criteria:

  • All participants should be between 14 and 50 years old, be medically stable and have no history of back surgery.
  • Participants should either have no leg or back pain, should have hip pain, or should currently play, or have previously played, hockey.

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