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The Effect of Wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on Isokinetic Muscle Strength of Foot and Ankle and on Proprioception.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00389662
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Nike
Information provided by:
University Ghent

Brief Summary:

To evaluate the effect of wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on isokinetic muscle strength of foot and ankle and on proprioception the following protocol will be used.

The test population consists out of students of the physical education department. They will at random be divided in three groups. One group will wear the shoe only for daily activities, the second group will wear the shoes for the warming up part of the sport classes and the control group will not wear the shoe at all. There will be two moments for evaluation: one at the beginning of the study and one after four months, during which the shoe will be used. The isokinetic strength will be measured with an isokinetic device (Biodex) and the proprioception will be evaluated with a force platform (Neurocom Balance Master).


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: Wearing the "Nike Free" shoe Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Wearing the 'Nike Free'Shoe on Isokinetic Muscle Strength of Foot and Ankle and on Proprioception.
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Isokinetic strength of foot and ankle muscles and on proprioception [ Time Frame: 4 months after starting the data registration ]


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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:

  • being a physical education student of the second or third year
  • having read and signed the informed consent
  • being new to the Nike Free Shoe

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neurological or systemic diseases
  • overuse injuries or orthopaedic surgery to the lower limbs during the previous six months
  • familiar to or used to wear the Nike Free Shoe

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00389662


Locations
Belgium
University Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
Nike
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philip Roosen, Physiotherapist University Ghent

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00389662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/345
First Posted: October 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007