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Balance & Foot Muscles Study

The Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College is recruiting the adult population to be in a study on the relationship between foot muscles and balance performance. We are looking for the adult population who are at least 18 years old, can walk barefoot and unaided for at least 10 meters, and have no history of foot surgery nor experienced a lower limb injury in the preceding 6 months.

The study involves 2 sessions that might be 1-14 days apart at Movement Analysis Laboratory, Ithaca College. Each session takes about 60 minutes. During the study, we will perform tests and measures to examine the function of your foot, and use cutting-edge equipment such as ultrasonography and electromyography to image your foot muscles and capture the muscle activity, respectively. Additionally, we will perform several standing balance tasks. There are very few risks for this study, and these risks are not outside those involved with participation in general physical activity.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:
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  • Phone: (607) 274-3502 or (607) 274-1970
  • Location: Movement Analysis Laboratory (CHS 201),  Ithaca College