Elite Youth Hockey Players Needed

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“Keeping Adolescent Hips Healthy”

Principal Investigator:  Cara Lewis, PT, PhD

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Boston University

Purpose of Research:

We are looking for healthy, male, elite ice hockey players between the ages of 10-12 years old to participate in our study. Our goal is to capture how young males move so that we can study the movements that affect hip bone shape.

 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 participation in sports, daily 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, squatting on both legs, and walking) and report any pain or discomfort. You will be videotaped so that your data can be viewed by our staff. If your child is an elite ice hockey player, you and your child may also be asked to stay in the study for 1 year. During that time, you would be asked to fill out surveys quarterly. You may also be asked to participate in another movement analysis one year after the first one.

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

 Subject Criteria:

    • Participants must participate in ice hockey for at least 5 hours per week.
    • All participants should be between 10 and 12 years old, be medically stable and have no history of hip or back surgery.
    • Participant and consenting legal guardian must speak English

For more information, please contact:

Anne Halverstadt at (617) 358-1092 or email: HipStudy@bu.edu

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