Bone stress injuries

Quantifying Biomechanical and Functional Deficits When Returning to Activity Following Bone Stress Injury

We are currently working on a project that seeks to quantify the bone loads experienced by runners who have recently been cleared to return to activity following a bone stress injury. This information may be important for improving rehabilitation outcomes and successful return to sport following bone stress injuries. All participants in this study will be compensated for their time and also receive a free 3D gait analysis quantifying your running biomechanics.

Individuals recently returning to running (within 4-weeks) following bone stress injury are now being recruited. If you fit this description and would like to find out more about the study or see if you are eligible to enroll please fill out the information on this link and a member of the research team will contact you.

Interested in participating as a healthy control? Please fill out the information at this link. If you match an injured participant a member of the research team will be in touch with more information.

For More Information About this Study:

Please contact one of the following members of the research staff.

Dr. Jim Becker

Principle Investigator

email: [email protected]


Megan Peach, DPT

Graduate Researcher

email: [email protected]

Treadmill and plantar pressure insoles

Influence of a Long Run on Metatarsal Bone Stress

We are currently working on a project that investigates how stress applied to the metatarsal bones changes over the course of a long run.

Participants in this study will be asked to complete a long run (25% of your weekly mileage) with 3D motion capture to gait analysis of running mechanics before and after the run

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • Between 18-40 years old.
  • Currently running at least 25 miles per week.
  • Currently uninjured with no history of lower extremity injury in the last 3 months.

If you  meet these criteria and are interested in finding out more about this study you can either provide your contact information using the link below, or email one of the research project staff listed below.

Research Project Staff

Dr. Jim Becker

Principle Investigator

Phone: (406)994-6854

email: [email protected]


Katie mcKibben

Graduate Researcher

email: [email protected]


Dual-Task Study Pic

Establishing Cognitive-Motor Function as a Missing Therapeutic Target after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

We are currently working on a project that investigates how adding cognitive tasks influence human movement in ways that may be useful for identifying altered movement patterns following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery and rehabilitation. Subjects involved in the study will be asked to complete computerized tests targeting different cognitive processes in addition to performing athletic movements such as jump landing. The athletic movements will be performed with and without additional cognitive tasks such as remembering information or reacting to a directional cue. Healthy controls and individuals who have returned to sport following ACLR are being recruited. Please fill out the eligibility survey at this link: 

You can also contact the researchers at the information below if you have any questions.

Interested in being a healthy control participant? Check to see if you are close to any of the matching criteria!! Visit the spreadsheet at this link to matching criteria . Complete the eligibility survey to let the research team review your eligibility (link to eligibility survey)



Scott Monfort, PhD

Principal Investigator

Phone: (406) 994-6294

Email: [email protected]

Additional Project Descriptions Forthcoming!!