We are seeking individuals for a study aiming to investigate the mechanical properties of muscles and tendons in the leg. We hope to understand more about how the length and stiffness of muscles change with contracture after stroke and how that affects the ability to function. Our study uses non-invasive and pain-free techniques to measure musculoskeletal architecture. This includes having an ultrasound scan as well as an MRI scan.
To be considered for this study, participants must
• have a stroke-related ankle contracture, OR
• display typical motor development and be free of lower limb musculoskeletal pathology
Participants will be asked to undergo a single session of testing that will take place at NeuRA. The study lasts for approximately 2 hours. Participants will be reimbursed $50 and have their transportation/parking expenses paid.
If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Arkiev D’Souza at 02 9399 1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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