Human Movement Science

Mechanisms of lower limb injury and disease

Research in this area aims to improve understanding of mechanisms by which impaired functioning occurs in the lower extremity, facilitating the identification of interventions for reducing the incidence of sports and exercise related injury and disease, and aiding rehabilitation. Research focuses on the factors associated with joint and bone health and the development of overuse injuries. The investigation of interventions to aid treatment and rehabilitation or slow disease progression, is a key aspect of the work of this group.

Current focus includes:

  • Investigation of anatomical and biomechanical factors associated with the development of lower limb injury.
  • Developing methods using accelerometry to quantify loading beneficial to bone health and injury prevention.
  • Assessment of interventions designed to reduce the risk of lower limb injury and disease.

Key staff:

PhD students:

  • Patrick Carden
  • Andrew Roberts