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Manual Therapy and Exercise Versus Home Exercises in the Management of Patients Status Post Ankle Sprain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00797368
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joshua Cleland, DPT, OCS, Franklin Pierce University

November 24, 2008
November 25, 2008
July 9, 2013
November 2008
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Foot and Ankle Ability Measure [ Time Frame: 4-weeks and 6-months ]
Same as current
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Numeric Pain Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 4-weeks and 6-months ]
Same as current
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Manual Therapy and Exercise Versus Home Exercises in the Management of Patients Status Post Ankle Sprain
Manual Therapy and Exercise Versus Home Exercises in the Management of Patients Status Post Ankle Sprain: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial
A recent study has demonstrated that a physical therapist directed exercise program did not result in greater reductions in disability and pain when compared to a home exercise program. However, no manual therapy procedures were incorporated into the physical therapy treatment program despite recent evidence suggesting that thrust and non-thrust manual therapy techniques may be beneficial in reducing disability, pain and improving gait. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of a physical therapy management approach consisting of manual therapy and exercise to a home program of exercise only. The investigators hypothesize that the group receiving manual therapy and exercise will have better outcomes.
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Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ankle Sprain
  • Other: Manual Therapy and Exercise
    Manual Therapy and Exercise
  • Other: Home exercises
    Home exercises
  • Experimental: Manual Therapy and Exercise
    Manual Therapy and Exercise
    Intervention: Other: Manual Therapy and Exercise
  • Active Comparator: Home Exercise
    Home Exercise
    Intervention: Other: Home exercises
Cleland JA, Mintken PE, McDevitt A, Bieniek ML, Carpenter KJ, Kulp K, Whitman JM. Manual physical therapy and exercise versus supervised home exercise in the management of patients with inversion ankle sprain: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(7):443-55. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4792. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

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Completed
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June 2012
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria:

  • A combination of physical examination and self-report measures will be used to assess the patient's potential eligibility according to each inclusion/exclusion criterion.
  • The following inclusion criteria will be used to determine eligibility for this study:

    • Primary complaint of ankle pain, status post inversion ankle sprain.
    • The investigators decided to include patients with both acute and chronic ankle sprains since our previous work has shown that patients from both stage have exhibited positive benefits with manual therapy.66
    • Age between 16-60 years old
    • NPRS score > 3 points (average score) over past 24 hrs.
    • Does not meet criteria for needing radiographs per the Ottawa Ankle Rules
  • The following exclusion criteria will be used to determine ineligibility for this study:

    • Red flags noted in the patient's Medical Screening Questionnaire (i.e. tumor, fracture, RA, osteoporosis, prolonged history of steroid use, severe vascular disease, etc.)
    • Prior surgery to the distal tibia, fibula, ankle joint, or rearfoot region (proximal to the base of the metatarsals).
    • Grade III ankle sprain (as defined by the West Point Ankle Sprain Grading System and/or tenderness along the anterior medial malleolus as described by,51 fracture, or other absolute contraindications to manual therapy.
    • Insufficient English language skills to complete all questionnaires
    • Inability to comply with treatment and follow-up schedule
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00797368
HIC0828
No
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Joshua Cleland, DPT, OCS, Franklin Pierce University
Franklin Pierce University
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Franklin Pierce University
July 2013

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