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Muscle Disuse Study

50-65 YEAR OLD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MUSCLEDISUSE (KNEE BRACE) AND RECOVERY RESEARCH

When people are forced to be inactive their muscles get smaller and lose strength. The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in the structure and function of skeletal muscle during a brief period of disuse and rehabilitation in middle-aged participants to help us develop better treatments to improve clinical rehabilitative care.

Phase 1 requires wearing a leg sling and using crutches for 1 week. A physical therapist will provide instruction for proper use of crutches. Phase 2 requires 2 weeksof supervised rehabilitation.

Seeking volunteers who:

  • Are 50-65 years of age
  • Are generally healthy
  • Can attend multiple weekday study visits at the UTMB Galveston campus over a 6 to 8 week period

Contact Summer Chapman, MSN, RN, CCRP at srchapma@utmb.edu or 409-266-9666. Blake Rasmussen, PhD is the Principal Investigator of this studyThis study is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Volunteers will be compensated for their participation.


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