We updated the design of this site on September 25th. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Effect of Manipulation of the Ankle Joint on Gait

This study has been terminated.
(Unable to recruit more than 2 subjects)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01787721
First Posted: February 11, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2014
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Bridgeport
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine if manipulation of the ankle improves some measurable characteristics of how a person walks. The investigators hypothesize that the ankle will be able to bend better after manipulation and thus improve walking speed and reduce differences between the two limbs.

Condition Intervention
Gait Procedure: Ankle manipulation Other: Sham manipulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Manipulation of the Tibiotalar Joint on Gait

Further study details as provided by University of Bridgeport:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in self-selected walking speed [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 6 weeks ]
    Subjects will pick the speed they want to walk on the treadmill but will be blinded to their choice. The actual speed chosen will be recorded.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in side-to-side difference in stance phase [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 6 weeks ]
    Measurement of the change in the difference in single stance phase between the left foot and right foot.

  • Change in difference in step length from side-to-side [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 6 weeks ]
    Measurement of the change in the difference in step length between the left foot and right foot


Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: February 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ankle manipulation
Treatment will consist of manipulation of the tibiotalar joint intended to produce anterior to posterior glide of the tibia on the talus
Procedure: Ankle manipulation
Sham Comparator: Sham manipulation
Sham manipulative procedure of the tibiotalar joint.
Other: Sham manipulation

  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students will be screened for eligibility by testing their ability to perform a squat.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • a recent (within one month) ankle sprain
  • evidence of ankle instability
  • cardiac condition
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01787721


Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Human Performance Laboratory
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, 06604
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bridgeport
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen M Perle, DC, MS University of Bridgeport
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Bridgeport
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01787721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UB-SMP-001
First Submitted: November 5, 2012
First Posted: February 11, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by University of Bridgeport:
Gait
Ankle joint
Manipulation, Chiropractic