Call for Participants for SOAR Knee Research Program

SOAR - Stop OsteoARthritis - Research Project 2021&2022

Do you want to boost your recovery from a knee injury and reduce your risk for future knee osteoarthritis?

Physiotherapy researchers at the University of British Columbia are recruiting to test a novel and virtual knee program called the SOAR (Stop OsteoARthritis). Participants will learn how to exercise and deal with some of the ups and downs they have with their knee. This research project is facilitated by PT Knowledge Broker, Alison Hoens

Criteria for Participants

The SOAR research project team is looking for individuals between 16-35 years and who had a knee joint injury while participating in a sport or recreational activity AT LEAST 12-months ago, but NOT MORE THAN 36 months ago

Description of the SOAR program

The goals of SOAR are to:

  1. Teach you ways to reduce your risk for knee osteoarthritis and help you apply them
  2. Optimize your knee muscle strength
  3. Help you to meet recommended levels of physical activity

The SOAR program consists of:

  1. A one-time 2-hour Knee Camp (online with Zoom)
  2. 8- or 16-week individualized home-based exercise and physical activity program
  3. Home-based exercise and physical activity-tracking (Fitbit)
  4. Optional weekly group physiotherapy exercise class (online with Zoom)
  5. Weekly 1:1 physiotherapy counselling sessions (online with Zoom)

There is no cost to participate in the study. You will get a FREE Fitbit Inspire 2 activity tracker, exercise resistance band set and muscle strength and body composition testing. You will also get to interact with a physiotherapist weekly! 

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating in the study, click here to take a few minutes to answer a few screening questions.

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