Ana Miletich, Elizabeth King, and Dr. Pfile from the Exercise Science department are conducting research on the effect of external trunk perturbations on lower extremity landing biomechanics in dancers.
What to expect:
We will hook you up to a full body marker set (as seen in the flyer photo), this marker set will record body movements and will give us data on how your body reacts to external trunk perturbations (slight pull in one direction or another at the waist) while you jump off a 30 cm (12 in) step. Data collection takes places at the Locomotion Energetics and Assessment Lab at MUSC and lasts about 90 minutes. All participants receive a CofC-themed prize of their choice (valued at $15-20), such as a water bottle, pint glass, mug, etc!
– Between ages 18-44
– At least 3 years experience in dance training
– Participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity/week
– No previous lower extremity surgery or history of lower extremity injury in the past 6 months
If you’re unsure if you’re qualified to participate, reach out to us anyway!
If interested, please email CofCResearchStudy@gmail.com for more information! Thank you!