Motion Characteristics of the Foot and Ankle as Measured by Durometer Readings

This study has been completed.
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Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: May 1, 2006
Last updated: May 23, 2007
Last verified: May 2007

The purpose of this study is to determine the motion characteristics of the foot and ankle with a durometer as a method of measurement.

Condition Intervention
Foot Motion Characteristics
Behavioral: Durometer analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

This study will assess and establish the motion characteristics of the foot and ankle with the use of a durometer as a measure of motion patterns.

The durometer is a device commonly used in materials testing that measures displacement through the use of a piezoelectric sensor configured to detect motion a in the form of a reflected wave back from the surface being tested.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: Logan student, staff, or faculty with no history of ankle injury; 2. Age 18 – 60 yoa Exclusion Criteria: 1. Logan student, staff, or faculty with no history of ankle surgery 1. No visual or vestibular condition that would affect balance; 2. Systemic illness that have an adverse effect on balance; 3. Local infection, injury or other malignancy affecting the lower extremity; 4. Any unstable joints of the lower extremity; 5. Any manipulation to the foot ankle joints within 48 hours; 6. Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc.; 7. Pregnancy

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00320554

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: Dennis E. Enix, DC Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00320554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR040406008
Study First Received: May 1, 2006
Last Updated: May 23, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 16, 2014