Cold Water Immersion Does Not Reduce Knee Joint Position Sense in Healthy Participants: a Randomised Cross-over Trial
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00996398|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2009
The aim of this project is to assess the effect of cold water immersion on knee joint re-positional sense in healthy subjects. Cryotherapy, in the form of cold water immersion, had previously been shown to improve athletic performance however, debate exists within the existing literature regarding whether proprioception, in the form or joint position sense, is effected post treatment.
Null hypothesis (H0): Water immersion has no effect on joint position sense (JPS).
Alternate hypothesis (H1): Water immersion has an effect on joint position sense.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Knee Joint Position Sense||Other: Tepid water immersion||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||14 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Cold Water Immersion Does Not Reduce Knee Joint Position Sense in Healthy Participants: a Randomised Cross-over Trial'|
|Study Start Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2009|
Experimental: Cold water immersion
14°C ± 1°C for the cold water immersion for 30 minutes to the level of the umbilicus
Other: Tepid water immersion
28°C ± 1°C for the cold water immersion for 30 minutes to the level of the umbilicus
- Knee Joint Position Sense [ Time Frame: 10 minutes pre and 5 minutes post immersion ]
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|University of Limerick|
|Principal Investigator:||Alan E Donnelly, PhD||University of Limerick|