Resistance Training as Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy
The use of eccentric resistance training as management of Achilles tendinopathy is widespread. The investigators have recently demonstrated that heavy slow resistance training was superior in the management of patellar tendinopathy.
Hypothesis: heavy slow resistance training is more effective than eccentric resistance training in the clinical management of Achilles tendinopathy.
|Achilles Tendinopathy||Other: Heavy slow resistance training Other: Eccentric resistance training|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training in the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy. A Randomized Controlled Trial.|
- VISA-A score [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ]
- Tendon thickness [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Heavy slow resistance training
12 wks of heavy slow resistance training. training three times per week. each session: 3 heel-raise exercises. 12-6RM. Slow contractions.
Other: Heavy slow resistance training
Heel-raises. 12-6RM. each contraction performed slowly. three times weekly for 12 weeks
Active Comparator: Eccentric resistance training
12 wks of eccentric resistance training. 3 x 15 Eccentric heel-raises performed twice daily.
Other: Eccentric resistance training
Eccentric heel-raises. 3 x 15 reps performed twice daily for 12 wks.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00952042
|Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen. Bispebjerg Hospital|
|Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400|
|Principal Investigator:||Rikke Beyer, PhD. stud||Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen (www.ismc.dk)|