Sports and Exercise Medicine
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Richard Leech

PhD Student (Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Research Summary

Sport and exercise are the most obvious forms of physical activity and recreational running is one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. The beneficial impact on overall health and well being… read more

Current Research

Sport and exercise are the most obvious forms of physical activity and recreational running is one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. The beneficial impact on overall health and well being provided by such activities is well documented. The vast majority of individuals who complete low and moderate intensity activity are at no greater risk of osteoarthritis and the health benefits far outweigh the risks of injury or illness resulting from participation.

This research aims to evaluate individuals who participate regularly in recreational running and the development of knee osteoarthritis over time. By following a population of runners over a number of years, we seek to assess how factors such as volume of running and injury impact on joint health. In doing so, it is hoped that novel clinical practices may be highlighted and developed.

Sports and Exercise Medicine Group

School of Medicine
The University of Nottingham
Queen's Medical Centre, C Floor, West Block
Nottingham, NG7 2UH


telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1111
email:sports.med@nottingham.ac.uk