Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery
February 05, 2010
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Allison M. Brown, PT, MA
The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of footwear on preventing ankle sprains. Specifically, this work will examine the effect of footwear on joint motions and loading. It will also examine how different types of footwear affect ankle muscle control and one’s ability to balance. Five subjects will be enrolled to participate in one laboratory visit that is expected to last 60 – 90 minutes.
Age 18 – 40 years
Familiar with jumping and cutting tasks (participates in sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, football, volleyball, or lacrosse at least once per month)
No musculoskeletal injuries in the previous year
Typical ankle dorsiflexion/plantarflexion range-of-motion
Free of neuromuscular conditions that would affect movement patterns
Does not meet inclusion criteria
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Hospital for Special Surgery
510 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021