JointHealth™ express   August 10, 2023

Muscle mapping and sports related ACL tear in young adults

In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Justin Losciale, a PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences working under the supervision of Dr. Jackie Whittaker at the University of British Columbia. Justin earned his Bachelor in Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge, clinical Doctorate in Physiotherapy from Duke University and post-professional residency in sports physiotherapy at the Ohio State University. Justin’s research focuses on understanding the interactions between modifiable risk factors for knee osteoarthritis after knee injuries. His current project – the Mapping Muscle Health Study – aims to understand what happens to the quadriceps muscles (front of the thigh) after a sports related ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear in young adults. With a team of international experts, Justin will use cutting edge technology in the hopes of informing better intervention design in the future to help people recover faster from their surgeries and lessen the burden of osteoarthritis.

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