Lower Limb Biomechanics in Soccer

Different sport ballsWe are currently completing research into the biomechanics and strength of the lower limbs and how they may contribute to the development of progression of different musculoskeletal conditions

The study aims to:

  1. To investigate and develop a data base of information of biomechanics, strength and range of motion of the lower limb, in adult soccer players with no pathology.
  2. To investigate the similarities and differences of the biomechanics of adults with known lower limb pathology (such as hip or knee arthritis) to healthy controls.

The information obtained in this study may be used to develop treatment strategies for lower limb pathologies

To be eligible to participate, you need to be:

  • 18-50 years old
  • Currently playing soccer or futsal
  • Have no lower limb and back injuries/pain

What will you be asked to do:

  •  Attend La Trobe University and undergo testing detailed assessment of your walking and other daily activities such as running, hopping or stepping up/down (approximately 3.5 hours)
  • Complete some questionnaires including information on your demographics, injury history and participation patterns
  • You may be asked to have an MRI on either your knee or hip (approximately 1 hour)

If you feel you are eligible to take part please contact:

Matt King



Chief Investigator: Prof. Kay Crossley Email: k.crossley@latrobe.edu.au

HEC approval number: 16-045

Researchers: Professor Kay Crossley, Professor Hylyon Menz, Dr Adam Semciw, Dr Joanne Kemp, Dr Anthony Schache, Dr Harvi Hart, Dr Ebonie Rio, Dr Sean Docking, Dr Tania Pizzari, Dr Kane Middleton, Josh Heerey, Denise Jones, Peter Lawrenson, Kate Croft, Jade Tan, Brooke Howells