The goal of the lab is to better understand risk factors, mechanisms and pathomechanics related to lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders, especially knee osteoarthritis (OA). The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to provide evidence for and to design rehabilitation treatments for knee OA.

                                          Future members:

Please contact Dr. Stefanik (j.stefanik@northeastern.edu) if you are interested in joining the laboratory at this exciting time! Students with diverse backgrounds are welcome, including, but not limited to: physical therapy, occupational therapy, (bio)engineering, public health, kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor control.

We are currently recruiting subjects for a study!

Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in the population. We are currently investigating the effectiveness of walking program on knee pain and loading.

If you agree to participate in this investigation you will come to the laboratory in 453 Richards Hall where you will:

  • Fill out questionnaires regarding your knee pain, activity level, and history of injury
  • Be videotaped while walking overground and wearing reflective markers
  • Participate in a treadmill walking program lasting 8 sessions over 2-3 weeks
  • Return for a one month follow-up visit

Potential participants should contact:
Joshua Stefanik, MSPT, PhD
(617) 373-4441