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The Biomechanics of Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners

Research Objectives:

To identify biomechanical characteristics associated with the development of Achilles tendinopathy in runners.

What is involved:

You will perform a series of short runs in Drexel’s Gait Laboratory while wearing reflective markers that are used to track your movement. Your visit will last approximately 2 hours.

What is Eligible:

You must be male, between 18 and 60 years old, be either currently injury free , have a history of Achilles tendinopathy, or have current Achilles tendinopathy , and have been running at least 10 miles a week for a year or more .

For Participating:

  • You will receive $10.
  • For qualifying and completing the entire study, you will receive an additional $40.

This research is approved by the Institutional Review Board. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

Kevin Aubol

Phone: (267) 5537010

Email:gaitlab@drexel.edu

Study address: 1601 Cherry Street, Room 205, Philadelphia, PA 19102