Exercise Interventions, Running Biomechanics and Injury in Novice Runners

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Biomechanigg Research Ltd.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Baltich, University of Calgary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01900262
First received: July 8, 2013
Last updated: August 13, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of muscle strengthening and balance exercise interventions on muscle strength, running mechanics and postural control in novice recreational runners. Participants will be assessed before and after they engage in an 8-week exercise intervention program.

Condition Intervention
Running
Leg Injuries
Other: Strengthening
Other: Balance Training
Other: Stretching

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effects of Isolated Strengthening and Functional Training on Strength, Running Mechanics, Postural Control and Injury Prevention in Novice Runners

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Further study details as provided by University of Calgary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Strength [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Strength of the muscles crossing the ankle, knee and hip joint will be assessed at baseline and after 8 weeks of training in order to assess the change in strength following training.

  • Change in Running Mechanics [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Running kinematics and kinetics will be measured using 3D motion capture technology at baseline and after 8 weeks of training in order to assess the change in running mechanics following training.

  • Change in Postural Control [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Postural control will be assessed using single leg stance and the star excursion balance test at baseline and after 8 weeks of training in order to assess the change in postural control following training.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cumulative Running Related Injuries [ Time Frame: Week 0 through Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported running-related injuries will be collected on a weekly basis for a total of 6 months following enrollment in order to quantify the cumulative amount of injuries.


Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Strengthening
Novice recreational runners from the Calgary area.
Other: Strengthening
Participants will be asked to complete 8 weeks of isolated ankle strengthening at home.
Experimental: Balance Training
Novice recreational runners from the Calgary area.
Other: Balance Training
Participants will be asked to compete 8 weeks of functional balance training at home.
Experimental: Stretching
Novice recreational runners from the Calgary area.
Other: Stretching
Participants will be asked to complete a standard of practice static and dynamic stretching warm-up for 8 weeks at home.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Novice recreational runners
  • Less than one year of running experience
  • Run at least twice a week for a total weekly distance between 5 and 15 km as your main form of physical activity
  • 18-50 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neurological abnormalities or lower extremity injury or pain within three months of enrollment.
  • No extensive history with balance training or isolated ankle strengthening within the last year.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01900262

Locations
Canada, Alberta
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N1N4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Calgary
Biomechanigg Research Ltd.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jennifer Baltich, Doctoral Student, University of Calgary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01900262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RRI2014 
Study First Received: July 8, 2013
Last Updated: August 13, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by University of Calgary:
Biomechanics
Ankle Strength
Postural Control
Running Mechanics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 24, 2016