The Effects of Gentle Movements at the Ankle in Individuals With Diminished Range of Motion
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01119092|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2011 by University of Virginia.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : May 7, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lateral Ankle Sprain||Other: Sham ("laying of hands") intervention Other: Grade IV AP joint mobilizations||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this study is the examine the effects of a grade IV anterior to posterior joint mobilization and stretching on self-reported function, dorsiflexion range of motion, talar glide and stiffness in individuals who have suffered from an ankle sprain within the last year and have a 5° dorsiflexion range of motion deficit.
We will quantify range of motion with standard goniometric measures, stiffness with the use of an instrumented ankle arthrometer, talar glide with the use of the posterior talar glide test and self-reported function using the foot and ankle ability measure (FAAM) and FAAM-sport.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Talocrural Joint Mobilizations in Individuals With Diminished Dorsiflexion Range of Motion After Ankle Sprain|
|Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2011|
Sham Comparator: Sham intervention plus standard treatment
This group will receive a "laying of hands" treatment in addition to standard treatment. The clinician will place his/her hands in a position to perform the AP joint mobilizations but will not actually perform them. The sham treatment will be performed 3 times and each will last a period of 60 seconds with a one minute rest in between.
Other: Sham ("laying of hands") intervention
The clinician will place his/her hands in a position to perform the AP joint mobilizations but will not actually perform them. The sham treatment will be performed 3 times and each will last a period of 60 seconds with a one minute rest in between.
No Intervention: Control Group
This group will be individuals who suffer from the same injury but will be instructed to stretch at home 5 days a week for 2 weeks.
Experimental: Grade IV AP joint mobilization plus standard treatment
This group will receive 3 60-second treatments of Grade IV AP joint mobilizations of the talus during each treatment session, with a one minute rest in between each treatment.
Other: Grade IV AP joint mobilizations
3 60-second treatments of Grade IV AP joint mobilizations of the talus during each treatment session, with a one minute rest in between each treatment.
- Change in dorsiflexion range of motion [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks ]
- Change in posterior talar glide [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks ]
- Change in posterior talar translation [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks ]
- Change in self reported function [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks ]
- Change in ankle stiffness [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01119092
|Contact: Nicole Cosbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Jay Hertel, PhDemail@example.com|
|United States, Virginia|
|University of Virginia||Recruiting|
|Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908|
|Contact: Jay Hertel, PhD 434-243-8673 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Nicole Cosby 951-515-3054 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Jay Hertel, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Jay Hertel, PhD||University to Virginia|