Effects of Two Techniques of Mobilization in the Dorsiflexion on Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Angel Luis Rodriguez, CEU San Pablo University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01618032
First received: June 8, 2012
Last updated: November 30, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

Restrictions on ankle dorsiflexion are common in subjects with chronic ankle instability (CAI). In fact, this is one factor that can contribute to the recurrence of such injuries. Passive mobilization techniques to improve ankle dorsiflexion are commonly used in physiotherapy treatments. However, no studies have compared manipulative techniques of mobilization techniques in subjects with chronic ankle instability.

The aim of this study is to compare the effects of two mobilization techniques on ankle dorsiflexion in patients with chronic ankle instability.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Instability of Joint
Other: HVLA
Other: MWM
Other: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Two Techniques of Mobilization in the Improvement of Dorsiflexion on Chronic Instability Ankles. A Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by CEU San Pablo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pre-intervention ankle dorsiflexion [ Time Frame: pre-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ankle dorsiflexion is measured by the weight-bearing lunge method

  • Inmediately post-intervention ankle dorsiflexion [ Time Frame: inmediately post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ankle dorsiflexion is measured by the weight-bearing lunge method

  • ten minutes post-intervention ankle dorsiflexion [ Time Frame: ten minutes post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ankle dorsiflexion is measured by the weight-bearing lunge method

  • 24 hr post-intervention ankle dorsiflexion [ Time Frame: 24 hr post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ankle dorsiflexion is measured by the weight-bearing lunge method

  • 48 hr post-intervention ankle dorsiflexion [ Time Frame: 48 hr post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ankle dorsiflexion is measured by the weight-bearing lunge method


Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HVLA
High velocity and low amplitude traction manipulation on the ankle joint
Other: HVLA
High velocity and low amplitude manipulation in traction of subtalar jonit
Experimental: MWM
Mobilization with movement on ankle joint as Mulligan
Other: MWM
Mobilization with movement as Mulligan for increase dorsiflexion of the ankle in weight bearing
Sham Comparator: placebo
Contact without therapeutic effect
Other: placebo
Manual contact during a period of time similar of teh other interventions

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with chronic ankle instability

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute or subacute ankle sprain.
  • Recent lesions in lower extremities.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01618032

Sponsors and Collaborators
CEU San Pablo University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ángel L Rodríguez-Fernández, PT, MSc CEU San Pablo University
Study Chair: David Marrón-Gómez, PT, MSc CEU San Pablo University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Angel Luis Rodriguez, Professor at Physical Therapy Department, CEU San Pablo University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01618032     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU-002
Study First Received: June 8, 2012
Last Updated: November 30, 2012
Health Authority: Spain: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Instability
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases

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