Cooling the Knee ...

Cooling the Knee ...


Cooling the Knee: Effects on Temperature, Mobility, Range of Motion, and Torque - A Pilot Study

LU IRB#: IRB-24-9
PI: Petey Mumford, PhD

Description of Study

The aim of this study this study to compare the effects of a knee sleeve on knee cooling, feelings of recovery, mobility, and strength following single-leg knee extension exercise.

Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory (Fieldhouse 126)
209 S Kingshighway St
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Number of Visits

Time Commitment
Visits 1: 2.5 hours
Visits 2-3: Approximately 2 hours

$100 (Direct Deposit)

Point of Contact
Anthony Hagele

Research Sample Needed

  • 10 healthy, physically active men and women.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Male and Female participants between 18 – 50 years of age
  • Signed informed consent.
  • Healthy, defined as currently not being treated for an active cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, immunological, neurological, respiratory, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, or reproductive disease or disorder. With the research team and principal investigator's discretion, some ongoing treatments will be permitted if a determination is made that the treatment will not increase the risk of study participation and the treatment will not confound with desired study outcomes.
  • Physically active which is defined as performing aerobic or resistance-based physical exercise between 2 and 5 times per week.
  • Body mass index values will range from > 18.5 to < 31.9 kg/m. The average body mass index for the entire study cohort will be less than 31.9 kg/m2. As such an ongoing calculation of the recruited cohort’s mean body mass index will be maintained and people will only be randomized into the study if the average cohort body mass index value does not exceed 31.99 kg/m2
  • Willing and able to agree to the requirements and restrictions of this study, be willing to give voluntary consent, and carry out all study-related procedures. 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Body mass index > 31.9 kg/m2
  • Positive medical history and/or is currently being treated for some form of heart or cardiovascular, neurological impairment, disease or condition, immune disorder or disease, thyroid disease, kidney disease, renal failure, regular dialysis, liver disease or other diagnosed hepatic impairment.
  • Individuals with a history of knee surgery, including but not limited to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) repair, patellar tendon surgery, or meniscus tear repair.
  • Individuals who have experienced significant knee pain or discomfort in the past 6 months prior to the study enrollment. Knee pain should be assessed based on self-report, clinical diagnosis, or medical records where applicable.
  • Diagnosed with having Type I or Type II diabetes (determined as fasting blood glucose > 126 mg/dL)

Are You Eligible?

Information provided here reflects current IRB approval for this research. However, this information may be subject to change and updated accordingly.

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