The Effect of Wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on Isokinetic Muscle Strength of Foot and Ankle and on Proprioception.

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Nike
Information provided by:
University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00389662
First received: October 18, 2006
Last updated: December 19, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

October 18, 2006
December 19, 2007
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Isokinetic strength of foot and ankle muscles and on proprioception [ Time Frame: 4 months after starting the data registration ]
Isokinetic strength of foot and ankle muscles and on proprioception 4 months after starting the data registration
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The Effect of Wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on Isokinetic Muscle Strength of Foot and Ankle and on Proprioception.
The Effect of Wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on Isokinetic Muscle Strength of Foot and Ankle and on Proprioception.

To evaluate the effect of wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on isokinetic muscle strength of foot and ankle and on proprioception the following protocol will be used.

The test population consists out of students of the physical education department. They will at random be divided in three groups. One group will wear the shoe only for daily activities, the second group will wear the shoes for the warming up part of the sport classes and the control group will not wear the shoe at all. There will be two moments for evaluation: one at the beginning of the study and one after four months, during which the shoe will be used. The isokinetic strength will be measured with an isokinetic device (Biodex) and the proprioception will be evaluated with a force platform (Neurocom Balance Master).

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Healthy
Device: Wearing the "Nike Free" shoe
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Completed
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April 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • being a physical education student of the second or third year
  • having read and signed the informed consent
  • being new to the Nike Free Shoe

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neurological or systemic diseases
  • overuse injuries or orthopaedic surgery to the lower limbs during the previous six months
  • familiar to or used to wear the Nike Free Shoe
Both
18 Years to 30 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Belgium
 
NCT00389662
2006/345
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University Ghent
Nike
Principal Investigator: Philip Roosen, Physiotherapist University Ghent
University Ghent
December 2007

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