Effect of Manipulation of the Ankle Joint on Gait
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Manipulation of the Tibiotalar Joint on Gait|
- Change in self-selected walking speed [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]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.
- Change in side-to-side difference in stance phase [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Measurement of the change in the difference in step length between the left foot and right foot
|Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01787721
|United States, Connecticut|
|University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Human Performance Laboratory|
|Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, 06604|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen M Perle, DC, MS||University of Bridgeport|