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

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 18, 2006
Last updated: December 19, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

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 Intervention
Device: Wearing the "Nike Free" shoe

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: 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.

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

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007

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

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 identifier: NCT00389662

University Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
Principal Investigator: Philip Roosen, Physiotherapist University Ghent
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00389662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/345
Study First Received: October 18, 2006
Last Updated: December 19, 2007 processed this record on April 28, 2017