Liverpool Magnetic Resonance
Biomechanics Group gait
The Centre is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. It was established in 2012 and its success was recognised by the renewal of its funding in 2017. CIMA aims to understand why our bones, joints and muscles function less well as we age and why older people develop clinical diseases of these musculoskeletal tissues, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or age-related muscle fibrosis. The Centre brings together complementary and specialist expertise in connective tissues, skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage and tendon biology, ageing research, nutrition and exercise interventions, and clinical excellence in musculoskeletal disorders. Through an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable research programme and by training the next generation of researchers, CIMA is developing an integrative approach to understanding the processes and effects of ageing in tissues of the musculoskeletal system, how ageing contributes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and how these processes may be ameliorated or prevented to help preserve mobility and independence in older people.
Visit the CIMA website for more information.