Effect of Massage on Hamstring Muscle Soreness (IRMA)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01478464
First received: November 18, 2011
Last updated: June 27, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

November 18, 2011
June 27, 2013
December 2011
November 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Perceived soreness on a scale of 0-10 [ Time Frame: change from before to after massage (average of 0, 10, 30 and 60 min after) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
0: no soreness 10: worst imaginable soreness
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01478464 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the hamstring muscles [ Time Frame: change from before to after massage (average of 0, 10, 30 and 60 min after) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hamstring range of motion [ Time Frame: change from before to after massage (average of 0, 10, 30 and 60 min after) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the hamstring muscles [ Time Frame: change from before to after massage (average of 0, 10, 30 and 60 min after) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Effect of Massage on Hamstring Muscle Soreness
Danish: Integreret Motion på Arbejdspladsen (IRMA) English: Implementation of Exercise at the Workplace

Delayed onset muscular soreness peaks in 24-48 hours after unaccustomed strenuous physical exercise. Therapists often provide manual massage with the hands to acutely relief the soreness. Alternatives to manual hand massage can be useful for therapists. Here the investigators examine the acute effect of a "massage roller" on DOMS in the hamstring muscles

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Other: Massage
The hamstring muscle will be massaged with a "massage roller" for ten minutes.
  • No Intervention: Control group
    Control group, does not receive any intervention
  • Experimental: Massage group
    Massage will be performed on the left or right hamstring muscle (randomized) for ten minutes with a massage roller. The contralateral leg will not be massaged, but serve as a non-massaged control leg to assess possible cross-over effects from the massaged leg
    Intervention: Other: Massage
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
22
November 2012
November 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • working age adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • blood pressure above 160/100
  • disease of the cervical spine
Male
18 Years to 67 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT01478464
IRMA03
No
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD Professor
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
June 2013

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