• Participants Needed for Hamstring Stiffness Study

    Research Study at the Sports Optimization and Rehabilitation Lab


    PARTICIPANTS WANTED for a research study to examine the role of intramuscular stiffness and muscle strain during movement the University of Connecticut, Kinesiology Department.


    Purpose: To assess the validity and reliability of intramuscular stiffness as a measure of localized muscle strain. Information from this study will contribute to improved prediction and prevention of injury, as well as improved rehabilitation of injured individuals, and likely improve return-to-play procedures for athletes. Testing will consist of a single visit lasting approximately 2 hours.


    Eligibility requirements:

    - Males and females ages 18 to 35

    - Recreationally active

    - No previous hamstring injuries within the last 12 months

    - No musculoskeletal injury or condition which would limit your ability to perform hamstring exercises


    This research is conducted under the direction of Dr. Jacob Earp in the Department of Kinesiology.

    For more information, contact Dr. Jacob Earp at to schedule an informational meeting.

    This study was approved by the UConn IRB, Protocol #H21-0129


    For more information, contact: Jacob Earp / Kinesiology at