Back Research Study Opportunity

Hope's youth have an exciting opportunity to participate in a very interesting and

important research study at Hope on October 16 from 5 to 7 pm, 

led by Associate Professor Melodie Kondratek of Oakland University. 

Back pain among preteens and teens is becoming more and more of a problem, 

so researchers are studying kids to understand what "normal" back flexibility is.  This will help them determine the the best ways to address back pain in youth.  

We are looking for kids who will be 12, 14, or 16 years old on October 16. 

We need to know in advance who will participate since there are forms that will need to be filled out.  This is a one-time commitment of 20 to 30 minutes and there is no cost.  


For more information:

Letter to Parents


Required forms:

Back Research Activity Questionnaire

Back Research Assent Form for 12, 14, and 16-year-olds

Back Research Parental Permission Form

Back Research Screening Form