FH St. Pölten / David Artner

Training induced reduction of lower- limb joint loads during locomotion in obese children

The aim of the Childrens’ Knees study is to analyse the changes in biomechanical gait characteristics of obese children and adolescents and furthermore to develop a specific exercise programme for this target group based on the discovered results. The exercise programme will be focused on neuromuscular and muscle strength training of lower extremity muscles and should reduce joint loads at hip and knee of obese children and adolescents.

Brian Horsak having a look at the lab at the KU Leuven

Research visit at KU Leuven

This week Brian Horsak visited Prof. Ilse Jonkers and her “Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group” at the KU Leuven in Belgium. This trip was financed by the Erasmus+ Staff training program. During his stay in Leuven, Brian visited a total of three Biomechanics Labs of the KU Leuven and had some very interesting discussions with […]

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Follow-up project granted!

A follow-up project to our Children’s Knees project, which we have submitted to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in 2017, was accepted. This is awesome news! The project is entitled: “Validity of several non-invasive hip joint center estimation methods for clinical gait analysis in a population of overweight and obese children and adolescents” The primary […]