Current Research Projects
In this project prevention program for decreasing the number of knee and ankle injuries was introduced to the coaches of Judo Association of Slovenia. In addition, the prevention program for decreasing the number of knee and ankle injuries introduced to the athletes once a week for a period of three months in the basketball and badminton clubs in Slovenia. Before and after the implementation of prevention program stabilometry measurements will be performed.
Dual tasking and its influence on postural steadiness and spatio-temporal gait variables for younger and elderly adults. The purpose of the project is to determine dual task costs for different types of cognitive tasks on posture and gait. We will study the effect of cognitive tasks that are functionally used in daily life such as calculation tasks, conversation, telephone conversation and text messaging, The postural sway during stance will be measure with force plate (Kistler). The influence of dual-tasking on gait will be studied with instrumental walkway (GaitRite ®). Variability of spatio-temporal gait parameters will be studied. Based on above results we will design specific exercise program for elderly community dwelling adults.
Research programme combines a simulation methodology with qualitative methods, expert systems into a new paradigm for decision support in e-business environment. In Biomechanics laboratory we shall continue with the development of the systems for assessing the balance and gait parameters.
Selected previous research projects
Purpose of this study is to assess sports injury risk factors among basketball players in the following selections U–15, U–16 and U-18. Knee anterior laxity will be assessed with GNRB arthrometer and balance when standing on one leg and landing to one leg will be measured with stabilometry. Results will be analysed and combined with the data of previous knee and ankle injuries. Using the results of the testing, sport specific injury prevention programs for decreasing knee and ankle injuries will be presented to basketball players on the workshops.
Until recently, it was believed that the only way to decrease increased knee joint laxity after anterior cruciate ligament injury has been with surgical tightening of the knee; procedures that are expensive, not always successful and potentially harmful. Purpose of the study is to investigate whether knee anterior laxity in subjects with partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament can be decreased with passive loading of knee joint. Prior and after three months of passive knee loading exercises, volume of the anterior cruciate ligament will be measured with the MRI, while knee anterior laxity will be measured with GNRB arthrometer.
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