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Deep Friction Massage Effects: Asymptomatic (DFM_Asymp)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03255525
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 21, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Paço, Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário

Brief Summary:

Despite DFM being a widely-used technique and the empirical grounding regarding the importance of the pressure applied, there is no study characterizing the pressure applied during DFM, remaining it a discretion of the physiotherapist. Additionally, it is not known how the amount of pressure applied may influence pain mechanisms and, consequently how it affects the time needed promote an analgesic response.

Having this, our general objective is to establish a dose-response relationship between the pressure applied during DFM and time of onset of analgesia, in the asymptomatic patellar tendon.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Deep Friction Massage Other: Deep friction massage P50 Other: Deep friction massage P25 Other: Deep friction massage P75 Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Deep Friction Massage Effects on Analgesia of the Asymptomatic Patellar Tendon
Actual Study Start Date : July 26, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 16, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 16, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Deep friction massage P50
In this group it was applied a pressure previously found to be the mean pressure applied by physiotherapists during deep friction massage.
Other: Deep friction massage P50
Deep friction massage as described by Dr. James Cyriax, applied with the mean pressure (P50)

Experimental: Deep friction massage P25
In this group it was applied the percentile 25, of the pressure previously found to be the mean pressure applied by physiotherapists during deep friction massage.
Other: Deep friction massage P25
Deep friction massage as described by Dr. James Cyriax, applied with the percentile 25 of the mean pressure (P25)

Experimental: Deep friction massage P75
In this group it was applied the percentile 75, of the pressure previously found to be the mean pressure applied by physiotherapists during deep friction massage.
Other: Deep friction massage P75
Deep friction massage as described by Dr. James Cyriax, applied with the percentile 75 of the mean pressure (P75)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time until analgesia [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    Self reported sensation of analgesia, controlled by a chronometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • the participants should have an asymptomatic patellar tendon

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of previous injury of the lower limbs;
  • intake of medication that could interfere with pain mechanisms;
  • presence of any factors or conditions that could interfere with the tendinous tissue as well as with the awareness and sensibility to pain.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03255525


Locations
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Portugal
Cooperativa Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário
Gandra, Paredes, Portugal, 4585-116
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Maria A Paço, PhD Cooperativa Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário
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Responsible Party: Maria Paço, PhD, Clinical research, Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03255525    
Other Study ID Numbers: DFM_1
First Posted: August 21, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No