Case Studies

Case studies performed on or with a variety of Woodway products

Below is a list of case studies performed on or with a variety of Woodway products. If you or your facility are interested in being a part of Woodway research, please contact us.

Curve Treadmill

Energy Expenditure During Sub-Maximal Running on a Non-Motorized Treadmill

(2010) Energy expenditure is greater on the non-motorized treadmill, which may provide an additional training overload if the treadmill is consistently used as a training technique.

Potential Benefits of Sprint Interval Training

(2011) As little as 15 minute of Sprint Interval Training (SIT) per week can produce aerobic effects similar to those achieved by 1.5-3 hours of endurance training per week.

Effects with Training on Hamstring/Quadriceps Strength Ratios

(2011) Changes in the conventional ratio occurred in two to four weeks faster with the Curve than with a motorized treadmill.

JSSM – Reliability of the Woodway Curve Non-Motorized Treadmill for Assessing Anaerobic Performance

(2013) The Curve Treadmill is a reliable assessment of anaerobic performance in sports that require high velocity running.

Increased Physiologic Intensity During Walking and Running on Non-Motorized, Curve Treadmill

(2014) The Curve Treadmill elicits greater physiological stimulus than a standard motorized treadmill, proven by small, statistically significant changes in RPE at matched speed.

Energy Expenditure While Walking on a Non-Motorized Treadmill

(2010) Increased energy expenditure at give walking speeds on the Curve could have dramatic implications for general health and fitness. Walking on the Curve Treadmill allows heart rate levels previously only attainable by running.

Foot Pressure on Non-Motorized and Motorized Treadmills

In comparison to the two motorized treadmills, rear-foot pressure was shown to be significantly less intense on the Curve Treadmill at all speeds.

Comparing Step Length Between Walking, Running, and Jogging on Curve vs. Motorized Treadmill

(2011) Step length is comparable between the Curve and a motorized treadmill, and increases as speed increases.

Speed, Force, and Power Values Produced From Non-Motorized Treadmill Related to Sprinting Performance

(2014) A single 30-second max speed sprint on the Curve Treadmill may be an alternative to several time-consuming field tests once athletes are familiarized with the device.

JSSM – A Self-Paced Intermittent Protocol on a Non-Motorized Treadmill: A Reliable Alternative to Assess

(2015) With as little as one familiarization session on the WOODWAY Curve Treadmill, team-sport athletes can reliably reproduce self-selected distances/speeds across a range of loco-motor commands.

ELG Treadmill

Training for Youth Soccer

(2006) After 8 weeks of training with the ELG, 40 yard dash times went from 6.37 seconds to 5.90 seconds.

Training and Rehab of a Professional Athlete

(2006) With just 7 ELG workouts, athletes showed improvements in conditioning, speed, and flexibility after injury.

Force Treadmill

Youth Athlete – Speed Training

(2005) After just 12 training sessions on the Force, acceleration significantly improved for both 10 and 20 yard distances.

Lower Extremity Rehabilitation & Assessment with Force Treadmill

(2005) After 4 weeks, the deficit between the right and left extremities of an injured player had been reduced significantly. After 9 months, the player returned to full play, and ran a 40 yard dash .4 seconds faster than before the incident.

The Effects Resisted Sprint Training on Speed, Agility and Power Production in Young Athletes

(2006) By introducing the WOODWAY Force Treadmill, trained athletes will significantly improve their acceleration, power, and top end speed performance, even when no other sprint-type movement is being trained.

Conditioning in a Professional Athlete

(2005) After 8 weeks of training on the Force professional fighter was in the best shape of his life, and won in the second round.

Improving Running Speed with Resisted Treadmill Sprinting

(2005) Training on the Force Treadmill produced significant improvements over all distances.

Improving Running Speed and Acceleration with a Resisted Sprint Ergometer

(2006) Even with a relatively low load, a resisted sprint ergometer still produced significant improvements over all distances.

Force 3.0 Treadmill

Reliability of a Team Sport-Specific Running Protocol on a Non-Motorized Treadmill

(2005) The non-motorized treadmill allowed for a highly reproducible running protocol, which can be considered more reliable than common field tests.

Effects of Treadmill Sprint & Resistance Training on Maximal Running Velocity & Power

(2009) After 7 weeks of resisted and non-resisted sprint training on the Force, land-based max speed, velocity, and power improved during sprinting on the treadmill.

Reliability of Simulated Team Sport Running on a Non-Motorized Treadmill

(2007) The NMT system and team-sport simulation provide a reliable tool for measuring performance demands and most physiological responses of various team sports in moderately trained athletes.

Effects of Running Velocity on Running Kinetics and Kinematics

(2011) Producing horizontal force (like one does on this treadmill) leads to greater speed development.

Split-Belt Treadmill

Adaptation and Storage of Interlimb Coordination During Locomotion

(2005) Adaptive changes in interlimb coordination occur after short bouts of training on the Split-Belt treadmill.

Adaptation Reveals Independent Control Network for Human Walking

(2007) Training on the Split-Belt allows both the right and the left legs to adapt while moving in opposite directions.

Split-Belt Treadmill Adaptation Transfers to Overground Walking in Persons Post-Stroke

(2009) Locomotor adaptation following split-belt treadmill walking partially transfers to over ground walking in both healthy control subjects and persons post-stroke.

Cerebellar Contributions to Locomotor Adaptations during Split-Belt Treadmill Walking

(2006) Cerebellar damage significantly disrupts predictive feedforward motor adaptations during Split-Belt treadmill locomotion.

Locomotor Adaptation on a Split-Belt Treadmill Can Improve Walking Symmetry Post-Stroke

(2007) Cerebral and subcortical strokes causing a range of sensory and motor deficits did not impair a person’s ability to make immediate reactions or slower adaptations during Split-Belt treadmill locomotion.

Split-Belt Treadmill Training Post-Stroke

(2010) Short-term adaptation can be capitalized on through repetitive practice on the Split-Belt, which can lead to longer-term improvements after stroke.


Reliability of the Prokin Type B Line System

(2011) Within-subject variability, intra-day (within the same test day) variability, and inter-day (between test days) variability all decreased over time.

Balance in Strabismic Subjects

(2014) Strabismic patients show a significantly lower balance control than healthy subjects, so this rehab treatment focuses on balance.

Static & Dynamic Balance of the Trunk in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

(2014) Dynamic balance control of the trunk is lower in adolescents with scoliosis than in healthy subjects.


Reliability of a 30 Second Sprint Test on the Wattbike

(2012) An all-out sprint performed on the Wattbike is reliable and reproducible for peak speed, average cadence, max heart rate, and post-exercise blood lactate concentration.

Reliability of a 2-Bout Exercise Test on Wattbike

(2014) Wattbike is highly reliable when it comes to stand-alone cycle ergometers, and may provide an appropriate and more readily available alternative.

Effects of 4 Different Recovery Strategies on Repeat Cycling Performance

(2013) Compression and humidification therapy are effective strategies for enhancing recovery.

Neuromuscular Fatigue Monitoring in Team Sport Athletes

(2014) Cycle ergometer peak power can be used to assess match-related Neuromuscular Fatigue induced by running-based team sport activity.

LokoHelp Gait Trainer

Improved Walking & Reduce Therapeutic Stress with LokoHelp

(2009) The LokoHelp, an electromechanical gait device, allows for improved walking ability and reduced therapeutic stress.

Kinematic, Muscular, and Metabolic Responses During Exoskeletal-, Elliptical-, or Therapist-Assisted Stepping in People With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

(2012) Using the LokoHelp elicits kinematic, muscular, and metabolic responses in people with incomplete spinal cord injury.

Gait Training with LokoHelp after Stroke, Spinal Cord or Brain Injury

(2008) Gait training with the newly developed LokoHelp system is feasible for non-ambulatory patients after stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury.

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