We are excited to announce our collaboration with Dr. Kevin McQuade on his current research study that is examining the assessment of movement and stiffness of the shoulder of patients with limited range of motion. He will be doing the testing of subjects at our clinic.
Kevin McQuade, PT, MPH, PhD is a UW associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Director of the Human Motion Analysis Research Lab. This study examines new instrumentation to objectively assess movement and stiffness of the shoulder while manually mobilizing, or moving the joint.
He is actively seeking volunteers to be subjects in this study. To participate, you must have some documented limitation of your shoulder range of motion and you must be between 18 and 65 years old and have a recent referral for Physical Therapy. The research testing, conducted here at our clinic, lasts about 1 hour. You will be paid $75.00 for your time.
This study is federally funded, and approved by the University of Washington Institutional Review Board (IRB).
This is not a treatment study. They are not attempting to increase your range of motion and participation will not replace Physical Therapy treatments you may be receiving. The benefit is the contribution to the body of knowledge concerning this aspect of Physical Medicine.
To confirm your qualifications to participate and schedule an appointment, call 293-9933 or 598-5411.