Open Studies

PARTICIPATE IN AN OPEN STUDY AND ADVANCE REHABILITATION SCIENCE.

Rehab lab

Do you have significant fatigue or Parkinson’s disease? Did you experience a knee injury (ACL, meniscus, arthritis)? We have an immediate need for qualified participants for a number of current studies.

Participant criteria and compensation vary depending on the study. Learn more about our current studies below.

Fatigue and Parkinson’s Disease Study

Test muscle strength of the legs through various exercises. Undergo electrical stimulation of leg muscles or of the scalp. Measure muscle fatigue and recovery from fatigue. Qualified participants will be compensated between $50 and $360.

The study includes three research groups:

  • Subjects with Parkinson’s disease between 40-75 years of age and have leg fatigue after walking
  • Subjects without Parkinson’s disease between 21-30 years of age
  • Subjects without Parkinson’s disease between 40-75 years of age

 

To take part in this study, participants must be willing to:

  • Complete an activity profile, medications list and relevant medical history
  • Attend from one to three testing sessions within a six-week timeframe
  • Test muscle strength of the legs through various exercises
  • Undergo electrical stimulation of leg muscles or of the scalp
  • Measure muscle fatigue and recovery from fatigue

 

Contact AlbertThrelkeld [at] creighton [dot] edu (AlbertThrelkeld [at] creighton [dot] edu​) for more information.

Knee Injury Study

We are conducting research to better understand knee injuries and physical therapy interventions to improve function. We examine strength, movement biomechanics and function. We are looking for people 12-65 years old who have had ACL or meniscus injuries, as well as people with knee arthritis. You should not participate in the study if you have a cardiac pacemaker or are pregnant. Qualified participants may receive a stipend of $10 to $125 per study visit.

Contact brookefarmer [at] creighton [dot] edu for more information.

Healthy Volunteers

We are conducting research to better understand knee injuries and physical performance. We examine strength, movement biomechanics and function. We are looking for healthy people 12-65 years old who do not have a history of knee injury. You should not participate in the study if you have a cardiac pacemaker or are pregnant. Qualified participants may receive a stipend of between $10-125 per study visit.

Contact brookefarmer [at] creighton [dot] edu for more information.

Movement Patterns of Pregnancy and Post-Partum Females

We are conducting a study to determine factors that contribute to low back and lower extremity pain during and after pregnancy. Qualified participants will receive between $50-75 for each testing session.

We are recruiting two groups for this study. You may participate if you are between 19 and 50 years of age and are either:

  • A healthy female with no history of a severe lower extremity or trunk injury who has never been pregnant
  • Currently pregnant (first or second trimester) with no history of lower extremity or low back surgery and no contraindications to moderate exercise
     

Contact JennyBagwell [at] creighton [dot] edu for more information.

Early Signs of Autism

We are conducting a study and trying to identify early signs of autism in infants. We are looking for infants that are 4-5 months of age and are typically developing, or they were born prematurely or they have a brother or a sister with autism. We will come to your house 8 times to do evaluations of your baby’s behavior, such as language, movement and social skills. For each visit you will receive a $25 gift card and information about the development of your baby.

See the flier for more details, or contact Anastasia Kyvelidou at anastasiakyvelidou [at] creighton [dot] edu if you would like your baby to participate.