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Exercise Interventions, Running Biomechanics and Injury in Novice Runners

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2015 by Jennifer Baltich, University of Calgary.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01900262
First Posted: July 16, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 17, 2015
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Collaborators:
Biomechanigg Research Ltd.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Baltich, University of Calgary
  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: None (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

Further study details as provided by Jennifer Baltich, University of Calgary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Strength [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 8 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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
First Submitted: July 8, 2013
First Posted: July 16, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 17, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries