Treadmill

Tibial stress fractures and load carriage locomotion

Researchers are looking for participants for a study using 3D motion capture and advanced medical imaging to assess how tibial stress fracture risk is altered while walking and running with body-borne loads (up to 50 lb).

Who is eligible:

Healthy young males, between 18 – 21 who are experienced treadmill runners and who participate in physical activity at least three times per week.

What to expect:

Participants will walk and run on a treadmill while carrying 0, 10, 25, and 50 lb in a weighted vest. Each walking/running condition will last 1 min resulting in a total of 16 min of exercise.   Participants will receive a CT scan of their lower limb. Participants will be compensated $50 for their time along with any parking expenses.

 Time commitment:

Participants will be required to donate 3.5 hours of their time.

 Contact:  

E-mail michael.baggaley1@ucalgary.ca if you would like to learn more.