Bringing kinesiology, health, and rehabilitative science
Craven SPORT services is proud to be involved in a range of research projects in the fields of health, kinesiology, and rehabilitative science. With the support of our Clinical and Sport Scientist Dr. Hayley Legg, CSS works to advance research in these areas through collaboration at the local, national, and international scale.
Continue reading to learn more about the research projects currently underway at Craven SPORT services.
OSTEOARTHRITIS & ASYMMETRY Study
Lower limb asymmetry during functional tasks in relation to measures of strength and pain in older adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis.
This study reflects a partnership between Craven SPORT services, the University of Saskatchewan, and St. Mary’s University, with funding generously provided by the VALD Applied Research Initiative.
Participants with and without single-limb, single-sided osteoarthritis will participate in a series of functional assessments and a written questionnaire to better determine the degree to which asymmetries impact pain and function in daily life.
CSS is actively recruiting participants for this study. If you are interested in participating in either the ‘OA’ group (individuals 60-80 years old with diagnosed single-limb, single-side OA), or the control group (age and sex matched), please email our research coordinator Alison directly at [email protected].
OSTEOARTHRITIS & joint replacement Study
Feasibility and Acceptability of a Physiotherapist Led Education and Exercise Program for People with Osteoarthritis Awaiting Hip or Knee Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Milk versus a pea-based beverage for increasing muscle mass and bone mineral density during resistance training in adolescent boys and girls.
This study reflects a research initiative of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Nutrition and College of Kinesiology, with funding provided by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Adolescent youth participating in a training program at least 3x/week for six months will consume either a dairy-based, pea-based, or carbohydrate-based chocolate milk beverage after each session. Participants will undergo comprehensive testing at the beginning and end of the six month period, following which changes to muscle mass and bone mineral density will be assessed. This research will inform knowledge in sports nutrition for youth.
CSS is currently supporting the recruitment efforts of this study. If you are a 12-17 y/o athlete participating in a training program that includes at least three sessions/week, with a minimum of one session of strength/resistance training per week, you may be eligible to participate! To learn more and get started, please email [email protected] and let him know you heard about the project through CSS!
If you have any further questions about the research currently taking place at Craven SPORT services, please email our research coordinator Alison Irvine directly at [email protected]