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Analysis of Neuromuscular Responses and the Balance After the Application of Physiotherapy Resources

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02089022
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thiago Batista Muniz, University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ice and shortwave diathermy in different regions of lower limb neuromuscular response and balance.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Injuries Cryotherapy Effect Complication of Diathermy Procedure Other: Physiotherapy resources Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Applying ice and shortwave diathermy was performed separately (on different days) in the foot, ankle and calf. To assess the neuromuscular response was evaluated electromyographic activity of the rectus femorals, biceps femorals, gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior. To assess the effect of applications on balance, through a force platform was evaluated oscillation of the center of pressure as well as ground reaction forces.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Analysis of Neuromuscular Responses and the Balance After the Application of Physiotherapy Resources
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Physiotherapy resources
The goal of applying ice and shortwave diathermy to the calf, ankle and sole of the foot was to verify the effect of this resources at the neuromuscular response of the lower limb and postural balance
Other: Physiotherapy resources
The application of ice has been accomplished by means of a plastic bag containing 1.5 kg of crushed ice. The duration of the application was 30 minutes. The use of shortwave diathermy was performed by means of rectangular electrodes having a duration of 20 minutes.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analysis of neuromuscular responses after the application of physiotherapy resources [ Time Frame: We evaluated 22 volunteers in a period of one year and 6 months ]
    To evaluate the neuromuscular response, we used the median frequency of the electromyographic variables and root mean square

  2. Analysis of body balance after the application of physiotherapy [ Time Frame: We evaluated 22 volunteers in a period of one year and 6 months ]
    To evaluate postural balance used the variables: maximum displacement of the center of pressure, speed of displacement of the center of pressure and ground reaction forces as an impulse and braking


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain assessment during application of ice and shortwave diathermy [ Time Frame: We evaluated 22 volunteers in a period of one year and 6 months ]
    To evaluate the pain during the application of the studied features we use the McGill questionnaire.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman
  • healthy
  • young
  • sedentary

Exclusion Criteria:

  • sensory changes
  • history of fractures in the lower limbs
  • being in the menstrual period
  • diabetes Mellitus
  • Bone, muscle and/or neural diseases

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02089022


Locations
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Brazil
Rehabilitation Center HCRP, FMRP-USP
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, 14048-900
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Thiago B Muniz, Master University of Sao Paulo
Publications:

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Responsible Party: Thiago Batista Muniz, Master, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02089022    
Other Study ID Numbers: HCRP 12788/2011
First Posted: March 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014
Keywords provided by Thiago Batista Muniz, University of Sao Paulo:
Ice
Heat
Ground reaction forces
Electromyography
Lower Limb
Center of pressure