Study Seeks Participants with Tennis Elbow To Help Advance Natural Pain Relief Research

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

Research Centre: School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University
Location: Bentley campus, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
Lead Researchers: Ahmad Muhsen and Prof. Tony Wright  
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2017-0198-02)

Researcher Interview


Tennis elbow is common type of repetitive strain injury that causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

This research study seeks to improve our knowledge about the way in which physiotherapy influences natural pain relieving effects in the body. In addition, this study is investigating how exercise affects natural pain relief.

This study seeks men and women who currently have tennis elbow (elbow pain). Participants are required to attend up to 3 study visits (1 hour each) at the research site and may experience some short term pain relief. Participants will receive a $40 gift voucher for their time and travel expenses at the end of the study.

Benefits to Participation

  • You may experience some pain relief
  • You will help physiotherapists understand natural forms of pain relief
  • You will receive a $40 gift voucher for participating in this study
  • You will be helping to advance medical research

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 health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 18 years or older
  • Suffer from Tennis Elbow (pain and tenderness around the outside of the elbow) for approximately 6 weeks or more
  • Are not taking antidepressants
  • Have not had surgery or a fracture in their shoulder, elbow or wrist in the past 2 years
  • Able to ride on an exercise bike for 15 minutes
  • Able to attend up to 3 study visits at the research site

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