Wake Forest School of Medicine recently started up a study that will look into various workout programs and how they could reduce knee pain. Participants in Strength Training for ARthritis Trial (START) will be randomly placed into three groups: high-intensity strength training, low-intensity strength training or healthy living for an 18-month intervention. Knee replacement surgeries, which are usually the end game for chronic knee pain, are very costly and often avoidable if preventable measures are taken. Volunteers must be 55+ and be overweight. They will receive free health and medical screenings.
This study is one of many studies for older adults provided at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest’s Geriatric and Gerontology Research department is currently recruiting for six different studies. These studies vary from cognitive to fitness to lifestyle studies. They provide education and information that help our community’s older adults age well. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in the START research they can call 336-758-3969 or email Jovita Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in signing up to be on the recruitment list for upcoming trials can call 336-713-8539 or 1-877-BE-VITAL. For other information on WFU’s research please visit WakeHealth.edu.