Can Sport Injuries Be Better Managed? Help Improve Rehabilitation Strategies by Joining this Study (Personal Training & Food Provided)

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Centre: Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Bond University
Location: 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD
Lead Doctors: Dr Vernon Coffey and Dr Kevin Ashton
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee

Researcher Interview


Sport injuries are not uncommon among professional athletes or those that engage in regular training and exercise.

Recovery typically requires the injured limb to be immobilised (prevented from moving) for a period of time. This study is researching the impact of immobilisation on muscle size and function, which will help advance future injury management.

This study seeks men aged 20 – 40 who have exercised regularly for the past 6 months. Participants are required to attend 34 study visits at the research site over a 2 month period. During this period one limb (e.g. leg) will be immobilised 2 weeks, and participants will be required to follow a specific diet for 3 weeks. Participants will be compensated $1000 for their time, travel, and inconvenience.

Benefits to Participation

  • You receive 4 weeks of supervised personal training at state of the art facilities
  • You will be provided with 3 weeks of food and drinks
  • You will receive the results of your maximum oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and muscular strength tests.
  • You will be compensated $1000 for your time, travel, and inconvenience.
  • You will be helping to advance the science of injury management and rehabilitation.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified researchers will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men aged 20 – 40 years old
  • Have exercised regularly for the past 6 months
  • Able to attend 34 study visits at the research site over approximately 2 months
  • Willing to have a single limb immobilised for 2 weeks

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial