Project Title

Risk Factors for Patellar Instability

Name of Award

Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant

Date Awarded

6-2014

Department/School

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Project Description

John Schmitt, Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and Kristen Gerlach, Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, received a $6,150 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant to determine the feasibility of utilizing existing clinical measurements of hip strength, core endurance, and biomechanical control and to document levels of pain and disability, and to determine whether patients with patellar instability display hip weakness, decreased core endurance, and reduced biomechanical control compared to age and sex matched control subjects.

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