Dynamic Posturographic Testing and Motor Learning Predictability in Gymnasts

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00374569
First received: September 8, 2006
Last updated: January 26, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
  Purpose
One aim of this study was to find if there was a difference between balance and stability between elite level gymnasts and non-gymnasts. Another aim was to find if there was a relationship between dynamic posturographic scores associated with sway fatigue or adaptability and the ability to learn new gymnastic routines. The ultimate aim of the study was to improve gymnastic performance while reducing the probability of injury.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gymnastics Injury, Motor Learning, Balance
Procedure: Gymnastic Routine
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dynamic Posturographic Testing and Motor Learning Predictability in Gymnasts

Further study details as provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dynamic Posturography [ Time Frame: pre and post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    stability testing pre and post gymnastic routines


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blinded expert judging of motor performance in Gymnastics [ Time Frame: pre and post immediate ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Judging of gymnastic performance


Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Gymnastics
Gymnasts stand on a computerized dynamic posturography Force Plate and Stability is measured and gymnastic routines performed
Procedure: Gymnastic Routine
A combination of gymnastic movements are performed
Experimental: Non Gymnasts
Non Gymnasts stand on a computerized dynamic posturography Force Plate and Stability is measured and gymnastic routines performed
Procedure: Gymnastic Routine
A combination of gymnastic movements are performed

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elite level Gymnasts
  • Non Gymasts control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non Elite level Gymnasts
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00374569

Locations
United States, Texas
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75267
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Investigators
Study Chair: Frederick R Carrick, PhD, FACCN Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Guido Pagnacco, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Elena Oggero, PhD Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Study Chair: Brandon Brock, DC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Principal Investigator: Tina Arikan, DC Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Frederick Carrick, PhD, FACCN, Principal Investigator, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00374569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-05-05 
Study First Received: September 8, 2006
Last Updated: January 26, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies:
Gymnastics, Computerized Dynamic Posturography, Balance

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 11, 2016