Step Rate in Recreational Runners
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03057522|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2018
This will be a pilot study to determine if a 6 week home training program can increase preferred step rate (cadence) in recreational runners. Increase in step rate has been correlated with decreased stress at lower limb joints in runners. This has the potential of decreasing overuse injuries in this population.
Research participants will have their preferred cadence evaluated at the beginning of the study. The athletes will be randomly assigned to two groups. One group will continue to train without intervention and the other group will train at a cadence of 10% higher than their preferred step rate.
At the end of 6 weeks the participants will have their preferred cadence reevaluated using the same method as pre-participation cadence was determined.
The investigators hypothesis the preferred running cadence of recreational runners following the intervention will be 5-10% greater than prior to the intervention and the increased cadence will be maintained for 6 months following the intervention.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Gait Disorder, Sensorimotor||Behavioral: Change in running cadence||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||38 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Prospective, randomized, controlled study evaluating whether a home exercise program can increase the running cadence of recreational runners.|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Home Training Program on Preferred Step Rate in Recreational Runners|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
Experimental: Intervention Group
This group will undergo home exercise program designed to increase their running cadence.
Behavioral: Change in running cadence
The intervention will involve a home exercise program designed to increase the running cadence in recreational runners.
No Intervention: Control Group
This group will not receive any intervention.
- Running cadence [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Running cadence (steps per minute) will be evaluated using a running cadence sensor to determine if the intervention subjects increased their running cadence by 10 steps per minute following the intervention.
- Running cadence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Running cadence (steps per minute) will be evaluated using a running cadence sensor to determine if the intervention subjects maintained their increased running cadence for 6 months following the intervention.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03057522
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic in Rochester|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan T Finnoff||Mayo Clinic|