Strength training study for individuals with mild Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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Study purpose and value

 

Purpose: Does an eccentric strength training programme increase lower-body muscular strength and performance in individuals with mild Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)?

 

Value: First of its kind; exercise and strength are commonly and therapeutically prescribed to individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta yet no training research currently exists for adults.

 

Become a participant – we need you!

 

We are looking for individuals between the ages of 19 – 49 with mild Osteogenesis Imperfecta who are active/not sedentary.

 

Participant research requirements

 

Testing: You will be required to perform back squats and vertical jumps on two separate occasions, separated by 6-8 weeks of strength training. All testing must be completed in-person.

 

Training: You will be given free training sessions by a professional strength and conditioning coach over the course of 6 – 8 weeks, 3 times a week, lasting 30 – 60 minutes per session. Training predominantly focuses on the lower-limbs and hips, with emphasis on lengthening muscular contractions. Ideally, training should be completed in-person, in central London. However, if you have access to free-weights, and travelling to central London is difficult, training may be completed virtually. 

 

There will be leeway given to missed sessions throughout the study.

 

Dates and time of study

 

Study will commence from the beginning of January and finish mid-March. Initial testing and training may start earlier for individuals who are pressed for time during January – March period.

 

Training location and travel requirements

 

Individuals will be required to travel to training which will take place at private facilities next to Regents Park, London.

 

Get in touch

 

For further questions, queries or if you’re interested in participating in this  research, please get in contact via email at: charliejnbridger@gmail.com

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