Spine and Activity Study

We have very little understanding about what kinds of sports and activities are beneficial for the spine. To fill that knowledge gap, we've conducted a study of people aged 25 to 35 years old who are cyclists, regular joggers, office workers and marathon runners.


To find out what kind of physical activities contribute to a healthy spine, we conducted a study of people aged 25 to 35 years old who, for the last five years, have been doing no leisure time sport or have been cycling, jogging regularly or running marathons.

The study involved an MRI at Olympic Park in Melbourne, some questionnaires and strength testing. Participants were also given an activity monitor to wear for eight days.

We have finished recruiting for this study and the data are currently being analysed.


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Spine and Activity Study
Associate Professor Daniel Belavy
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