Assess the changes of physical activity using kinematic, kinetic and EMG analysis 12 to 24 months...

University of East Anglia
July 07 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Total knee replacement is the treatment of choice for chronic, uncontrolled, knee pain. Approximately 100,000 total knee replacements are performed England and Wales nationally. Whilst physical activity is suggested to increase following knee replacement, our group has reported that this may not necessarily be the case. It remains unclear why this is the case and whether physical capability and functional recovery 12 to 24 months following operation are important factors to explain why this occurs. The purpose of this PhD project is to investigate this and to gain insights into whether biomechanical function relates to individual's abilities to return to wider physical activity pursuits such as gardening, home repairs, occupational or sporting activities.

In this project, the PhD candidate will develop skills, in quantitative research methods and analysis. This will include gaining research ethical approvals, recruiting and consenting participants, collecting data and analysing quantitative data. The candidate will also learn wider study skills such as academic writing, presentation skills, research synthesis and literature reviewing skills and wider project management responsibilities. From a movement analysis perspective, the candidate will learn processes in collecting and analysing biomechanical data.

Funding notes

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources. Details of tuition fees can be found at

A bench fee may also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research. The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

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