A Study of Screening High School, Collegiate, and Olympic/Professional-level Athletes for Characteristics that May Lead to Injury


About this study

The purpose of this study is to perform comprehensive clinical and biomechanical screening of high school, collegiate-level, and Olympic/professional-level athletes to identify individual functional and performance deficits that can lead to non-contact lower extremity injury.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 14-49
  • Athlete at High School, Collegiate, Olympic / Professional level
  • From Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, and surrounding areas


Exclusion Criteria 

  • Previous ACL injury
  • Lower extremity injury in the past 6 months
  • History of neurological disease, vestibular or visual disturbance, or any other pathology that would impair motor performance

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nathaniel Bates, Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Nathan Schilaty D.C., Ph.D.

(507) 538-7047


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