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Exercise Intervention and Running Biomechanics in Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01574794
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Running Injury Clinic
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Reginaldo Fukuchi, MSc, University of Calgary

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to understand the effects of muscle strengthening and stretching exercise intervention on isometric muscle strength, joint flexibility and running biomechanical patterns in older recreational runners. To do so, the subjects will be assessed before and after they engage in a 8-week exercise intervention program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aging Physical Activity Other: Muscle strengthening exercises Other: Muscle stretching exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 105 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Changes in Running Gait Biomechanics Following an Intervention Program in Older Runners
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Strengthening Exercises
Recreational older runners recruited from local community
Other: Muscle strengthening exercises
The group will perform 8-week home based muscle strengthening exercises with 8 weekly supervised sessions which will be conducted by a rehabilitation specialist.

Experimental: Stretching Exercises
Recreational older runners recruited from local community
Other: Muscle stretching exercise
The group will perform 8 week home based exercise intervention with 8 weekly supervised sessions which will be conducted by a rehabilitation specialist

No Intervention: Control Group
Recreational older runners recruited from local community



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes from baseline of biomechanical movement patterns [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Biomechanical measurements (kinematics and kinetics) will be taken at baseline and at 8 weeks of intervention.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in isometric muscle strength and joint flexibility [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Measurements of isometric muscle strength and joint flexibility will be taken at baseline and at 8 weeks of intervention program.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • no injuries of the lower extremity within 3 months prior to participation
  • running recreationally 2-3 times/week
  • familiar and comfortable with treadmill running
  • in good health upon entry into the study
  • no use of orthotics in the shoe

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lower extremity injury within the last 3 months
  • surgery to the lower extremity within the last 8 months
  • head injury/vestibular disorder within the last 6 months
  • inability to speak or read English.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01574794


Locations
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Canada, Alberta
Running Injury Clinic
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Calgary
Running Injury Clinic
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Reed Ferber, PhD Running Injury Clinic, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
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Responsible Party: Reginaldo Fukuchi, MSc, MSc, University of Calgary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01574794    
Other Study ID Numbers: RIC-CAPES-001
First Posted: April 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014