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A prototype database platform for integrating and sharing biomechanics datasets relating to knee osteoarthritis (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Elliott, M., Rodrigues, R., Hamilton, R., Postans, N., Metcalfe, A., Jones, R., …Holt, C. (2023). A prototype database platform for integrating and sharing biomechanics datasets relating to knee osteoarthritis. . https://doi.org/10.1302/1358-992x.2023.16.034

ObjectivesBiomechanics is an essential form of measurement in the understanding of the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). However, the number of participants in biomechanical studies are often small and there is limited ways to share... Read More about A prototype database platform for integrating and sharing biomechanics datasets relating to knee osteoarthritis.

The effects of a sleeve knee brace during stair negotiation in patients with symptomatic patellofemoral osteoarthritis. (2023)
Journal Article
Doslikova, K., Reeves, N. D., Maganaris, C. N., Baltzopoulos, V., Verschueren, S. M. P., Luyten, F. P., …Callaghan, M. J. (in press). The effects of a sleeve knee brace during stair negotiation in patients with symptomatic patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics, 111, 106137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2023.106137

The patellofemoral joint is an important source of pain in knee osteoarthritis. Most biomechanical research in knee osteoarthritis has focused on the tibiofemoral joint during level walking. It is unknown what happens during stair negotiation in pati... Read More about The effects of a sleeve knee brace during stair negotiation in patients with symptomatic patellofemoral osteoarthritis..

The effect of footwear with a flexible ankle collar on function in individuals with chronic ankle instability (2023)
Journal Article
Starbuck, C., Price, C., & Jones, R. (2023). The effect of footwear with a flexible ankle collar on function in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Footwear Science, 15(sup1), S31-S32. https://doi.org/10.1080/19424280.2023.2199269

Individuals who develop chronic ankle instability (CAI) following a lateral ankle sprain (LAS) often experience diminished proprioception, reduced dynamic stability, and altered movement patterns during landing (e.g. increased plantar flexion and inv... Read More about The effect of footwear with a flexible ankle collar on function in individuals with chronic ankle instability.

Enforcing walking speed and step-length affects joint kinematics and kinetics in male and female healthy adults. (2023)
Journal Article
Gill, N., O'Leary, T., Roberts, A., Liu, A., Roerdink, M., Greeves, J., & Jones, R. (in press). Enforcing walking speed and step-length affects joint kinematics and kinetics in male and female healthy adults. Gait & Posture, 103, 223-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2023.05.025

Individuals increase walking speed by increasing their step-length, increasing their step-frequency, or both. During basic training military recruits are introduced to marching "in-step", and thus the requirement to walk at fixed speeds and step-leng... Read More about Enforcing walking speed and step-length affects joint kinematics and kinetics in male and female healthy adults..

No differences in knee joint loading between individuals who had a medial or lateral meniscectomy: An ancillary study (2023)
Journal Article
Starbuck, C., Walters, V., Herrington, L., Barkatali, B., & Jones, R. (2023). No differences in knee joint loading between individuals who had a medial or lateral meniscectomy: An ancillary study. The Knee, 42, 304-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2023.04.013

Background Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is a frequently undertaken procedure for traumatic meniscal injuries. The location of knee joint degeneration and long-term prognosis differs between knees who have had a medial or lateral meniscectomy. H... Read More about No differences in knee joint loading between individuals who had a medial or lateral meniscectomy: An ancillary study.

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate increased passive stiffness of the hip flexor muscles (2023)
Journal Article
Preece, S., Alghamdi, W., & Jones, R. (2023). Individuals with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate increased passive stiffness of the hip flexor muscles. ˜The œKnee (Amsterdam. Online), 41, 302-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2023.01.007

Background: People with knee osteoarthritis stand and walk with increased trunk flexion. This altered postural alignment will increase hamstring activation, elevating mechanical knee loads during walking. Increased hip flexor stiffness may lead to in... Read More about Individuals with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate increased passive stiffness of the hip flexor muscles.

The use of technology to support lifestyle interventions in knee osteoarthritis: a scoping review (2023)
Journal Article
Hamilton, D. F., Akhtar, S., Griffiths, B., Prior, Y., & Jones, R. (2023). The use of technology to support lifestyle interventions in knee osteoarthritis: a scoping review. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, 5(2), 100344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocarto.2023.100344

Introduction Technological tools that promote the adoption of physical activity to increase individuals’ functional ability in knee osteoarthritis (OA) are desired to support lifestyle interventions. However, there is little consensus as to the curr... Read More about The use of technology to support lifestyle interventions in knee osteoarthritis: a scoping review.

Frontal plane projection angle predicts patellofemoral pain: prospective study in male military cadets (2022)
Journal Article
Alrayani, H., Herrington, L., Liu, A., & Jones, R. (2022). Frontal plane projection angle predicts patellofemoral pain: prospective study in male military cadets. Physical Therapy in Sport, 59, 73-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2022.12.004

Background: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a major source of knee pain. Identifying who may develop PFP is of paramount importance. Purpose: To assess whether Frontal plane projection angles (FPPA) and hand held dynamometry (HHD) strength measures ca... Read More about Frontal plane projection angle predicts patellofemoral pain: prospective study in male military cadets.

The effect of foot position during static calibration trials on knee kinematic and kinetics during walking (2022)
Journal Article
Althomali, O., Starbuck, C., Alarifi, S., Alsaqri, K., Mohammad, W., Elsais, W., & Jones, R. (2022). The effect of foot position during static calibration trials on knee kinematic and kinetics during walking. Gait & Posture, 99, 133-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.11.007

Background Gait analysis has been used extensively for computing knee kinematics and kinetics, in particular, in healthy and impaired individuals. One variable assessed is the external knee adduction moment (EKAM). Variations in EKAM values between... Read More about The effect of foot position during static calibration trials on knee kinematic and kinetics during walking.

The immediate effect of backward walking on external knee adduction moment in healthy individuals (2022)
Journal Article
adduction moment in healthy individuals. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/4232990

Backward walking (BW) has been recommended as a rehabilitation intervention to prevent, manage, or improve diseases. However, previous studies showed that BW significantly increased the first vertical ground reaction force (GRF) during gait, which mi... Read More about The immediate effect of backward walking on external knee adduction moment in healthy individuals.

The effect of sex, stature, and limb length on the preferred walk-to-run transition speed (2022)
Journal Article
Gill, N., Hollands, K., O'Leary, T., Roberts, A., Greeves, J., & Jones, R. (2022). The effect of sex, stature, and limb length on the preferred walk-to-run transition speed. Gait & Posture, 98, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.08.006

Background The preferred walk-to-run transition speed (PTS) for healthy adults is approximately 2 m∙s-1, however, PTS is influenced by anthropometric factors. Yet despite known sex differences in anthropometrics, studies have reported no sex differe... Read More about The effect of sex, stature, and limb length on the preferred walk-to-run transition speed.

The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players (2022)
Journal Article
Alhammad, A., Herrington, L., Jones, P., Walthomali, O., & Jones, R. (2022). The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 36(1), 173-180. https://doi.org/10.3233/BMR-210351

Several biomechanical outcomes are being used to monitor the risk of injuries; therefore, their reliability and measurement errors need to be known. To measure the reliability and measurement error in lower limb 3D gait analysis outcomes during a 90∘... Read More about The reliability of lower limb 3D gait analysis variables during a change of direction to 90- and 135-degree manoeuvres in recreational soccer players.

Research priorities to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal disorders: a priority setting exercise with the child health and nutrition research initiative method (2022)
Journal Article
Paskins, Z., Farmer, C., Manning, F., Andersson, D., Barlow, T., Bishop, F., …Watt, F. (2022). Research priorities to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal disorders: a priority setting exercise with the child health and nutrition research initiative method. The Lancet Rheumatology, 4(9), e635-e645. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913%2822%2900136-9

Involving research users in setting priorities for research is essential to ensure the outcomes are patient-centred and maximise its value and impact. The Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group Versus Arthritis led a research priority se... Read More about Research priorities to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal disorders: a priority setting exercise with the child health and nutrition research initiative method.

Effect of a cervical collar on head and neck acceleration profiles during emergency spinal immobilisation and extrication procedures in elite football (soccer) players : protocol for a randomised, controlled cross-over trial (2021)
Journal Article
Callaghan, M., Hughes, T., Davin, J., Hayes, R., Hough, N., Torpey, D., …Jones, R. (2021). Effect of a cervical collar on head and neck acceleration profiles during emergency spinal immobilisation and extrication procedures in elite football (soccer) players : protocol for a randomised, controlled cross-over trial. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 7(4), e001157. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001157

When immobilisation after a cervical spine or head injury is required, the role of the rigid cervical collar is unclear and controversial. There is a need for further studies investigating the use of a rigid cervical collar when head and neck trauma... Read More about Effect of a cervical collar on head and neck acceleration profiles during emergency spinal immobilisation and extrication procedures in elite football (soccer) players : protocol for a randomised, controlled cross-over trial.

Repeatability of the Oxford Foot Model : comparison of a team of assessors with different backgrounds and no prior experience of the Oxford Foot Model (2021)
Journal Article
Reay, J., Leboeuf, F., Hanssen, B., Chiu, J., & Jones, R. (2022). Repeatability of the Oxford Foot Model : comparison of a team of assessors with different backgrounds and no prior experience of the Oxford Foot Model. Gait & Posture, 92, 191-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.11.010

Research question: What is the intra- and inter-assessor error of the Oxford Foot Model (OFM) during healthy adult walking when applied by three assessors with different professional backgrounds and lower limb marker placement experience, not native... Read More about Repeatability of the Oxford Foot Model : comparison of a team of assessors with different backgrounds and no prior experience of the Oxford Foot Model.

Arabic version of the international knee documentation committee subjective knee form (IKDC) : translation and validation (2021)
Journal Article
Almalki, H., Herrington, L., & Jones, R. (2021). Arabic version of the international knee documentation committee subjective knee form (IKDC) : translation and validation. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 35(3), 659-665. https://doi.org/10.3233/bmr-210136

BACKGROUND: In order to administer the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC) questionnaire to Arabic speakers, a rigorous process of cross-cultural adaptation and validation is required in order to reach equivalence b... Read More about Arabic version of the international knee documentation committee subjective knee form (IKDC) : translation and validation.

The immediate effects of foot orthosis geometry on lower limb muscle activity and foot biomechanics (2021)
Journal Article
Reeves, J., Jones, R., Liu, A., Bent, L., & Nester, C. (2021). The immediate effects of foot orthosis geometry on lower limb muscle activity and foot biomechanics. Journal of Biomechanics, 128, 110716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110716

Foot orthoses (FOs) are used to treat clinical conditions by altering the external forces applied to the foot and thereafter the forces of muscles and tendons. However, whether specific geometric design features of FOs affect muscle activation is unk... Read More about The immediate effects of foot orthosis geometry on lower limb muscle activity and foot biomechanics.

No change in foot soft tissue morphology and skin sensitivity after three months of using foot orthoses that alter plantar pressure (2021)
Journal Article
Reeves, J., Jones, R., Liu, A., Bent, L., Martinez Santos, A., & Nester, C. (2021). No change in foot soft tissue morphology and skin sensitivity after three months of using foot orthoses that alter plantar pressure. Footwear Science, 13(3), 233-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/19424280.2021.1961880

Altering plantar load using foot orthoses (FOs) may alter the mechanical work required of internal structures and change the size of muscle and connective tissues. Skin sensitivity might also change as a result of altering mechanoreceptor stimulation... Read More about No change in foot soft tissue morphology and skin sensitivity after three months of using foot orthoses that alter plantar pressure.

How effective is an evidence-based exercise intervention in individuals with patellofemoral pain? (2021)
Journal Article
Greaves, H., Comfort, P., Liu, A., Herrington, L., & Jones, R. (2021). How effective is an evidence-based exercise intervention in individuals with patellofemoral pain?. Physical Therapy in Sport, 51, 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.05.013

Objectives Guidelines for a comprehensive rehabilitation programme for patellofemoral pain (PFP) have been developed by international experts. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of such a rehabilitative exercise programme on pain, funct... Read More about How effective is an evidence-based exercise intervention in individuals with patellofemoral pain?.