Testing by the Canadian Military
Collaboration between Canadian Department of Defence and Spring Loaded Technology
During physical testing in healthy individuals conducted by the Canadian Military, a Spring Loaded knee brace significantly increased physical stamina and endurance 1Spring Loaded Technology. Summary of Physical Performance Improvements Observed in Military Personnel While Wearing the Spring Loaded Knee Orthosis. (2018)..
The following improvements were observed:
- A 10% improvement in the maximum number of loaded squats
- A 26% improvement in the maximum number of loaded leg presses
- No change in heart rate when walking with versus without the TCO.
Group performance averages for maximal leg press and 45kg squat test with and without the Spring Loaded orthosis.
Test performance from a single participant with meniscal injury.
University of Calgary
Spring Loaded is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of Calgary to understand how the use of the Spring Loaded knee brace influences user-reported outcomes such as pain, knee function, quality of life, physical activity levels and use of medication and other treatments. U of C researchers are also quantifying the potential of Spring Loaded bracing to offload the patellofemoral and tibiofemoral knee compartments.
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