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Ways to participate in research studies that advance scientific understanding

Normative Running Study

About

Do you run or play sports? Want to see your running technique and participate in a research study?

What will you do?

  • Treadmill running (up to 15 minutes)
  • Trunk flexibility tests
  • Submaximal core strength test

Requirements

To qualify, you must be:

  • 18–50 years old
  • Free from medical problems or injuries that would hinder your ability to complete these tasks
  • Physically active and able to do tasks listed.

Interested?

Contact: “Running Study Researcher” at rkakar@ithaca.edu (Subject: Running study)

Parkinson Disease Study

About

Physical Therapy (PT) students at Ithaca College are seeking participants with a medical diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (PD) for a study hoping to provide insight into the effects of rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) cueing on walking dysfunction. Patients will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill while listening to a paced metronome to get data to improve the quality and effectiveness of PT to treat symptoms of PD.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be diagnosed by doctor with a Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) Scale level 1-3
  • Must be able to walk without an assistive device such as a cane or walker for 20 minutes without stopping
  • Must be taking medication regularly for their symptoms
  • Must be able to come to the Ithaca College campus for 2 hours on one day
  • Cannot have any co-existing neurological and/or psychological conditions
  • Cannot have severe hearing loss
  • Cannot have had orthopedic surgery within the last year

Interested?

Email icresearch3pd@gmail.com 

Scoliosis Study

About

Interested in participating in a research study to learn about how your spine moves?

What will you do?

  • Treadmill running
  • Vertical jump

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify, you must be:

  • 18–29 years of age
  • Physically active
  • Free from medical problems or injuries
  • Able to complete the tasks listed above

Interested?

Contact Tyler Denn-Thiele at tdennth1@ithaca.edu or Jamie Kronrnberg at jkronen1@ithaca.edu