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Effect of Strength and Coordination Training on Biomechanics and Injury in New Runners

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03293121
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Virginia Commonwealth University

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that new runners participating in an 8 week strength and coordination training program prior to beginning to run will 1) display different coordination patterns , and 2) experience fewer injuries, compared to new runners who do not perform strength or coordination training prior to running.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Injuries Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Iliotibial Band Syndrome Behavioral: Strength and Coordination Training Behavioral: Walking Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The study will investigate the effect of a sequenced training program - beginning with strength training, followed by running-specific coordination exercises, and finally a gradual introduction to running - on strength, coordination and injury incidence in a group of novice runners. he investigators hypothesize that runners who perform strength and coordination training prior to beginning to run will 1) demonstrate greater lower extremity strength, 2) demonstrate alters coordination patterns and 3) experience fewer injuries, when compared to a control group of novice runners who perform no physical preparation prior to a gradual introduction to running. The possible long-term benefits of this study include reduced burden of running-related injuries, increased participation in the sport of running, improved cardiovascular and metabolic health characteristics, and reduced incidence of disease such as cardiovascular events and cancer.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Strength and Coordination Training on Biomechanics and Injury in New Runners
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 4, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 4, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Strength and Coordination Training
The strength and coordination group will perform a progression of exercises utilizing body weight and resistance bands as resistance. Exercises include squats, lunges, jumps etc. typical of a normal strength training program.
Behavioral: Strength and Coordination Training
Perform training exercises 3/week. Weeks 1-2: general strength (isolated muscle groups) Weeks 3-4: running-specific strength (multi-joint, upright) Weeks 5-6: power/coordination I (low amplitude/intensity) Weeks 7-8: power/coordination II (higher amplitude/intensity) Weeks 9-16: Run training. Each training session will start with a 10 minute strength & coordination warm up. Group will gradually progress from mixed run/walk for 20 minutes to a 40 minute run.

Active Comparator: Walking
The walking group will be instructed to walk 3x/week, progressing from 30 to 45 min over 8 weeks.
Behavioral: Walking
Perform training exercises 3/week. Weeks 1-2: 30 minute walk Weeks 3-4: 35 minute walk Weeks 5-6: 40 minute walk Weeks 7-8: 45 minute walk Weeks 9-16: Run training. Each training session will start with a 10 minute walking warm up. Group will gradually progress from mixed run/walk for 20 minutes to a 40 minute run.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Running biomechanics [ Time Frame: Change from week 0 to week 16 ]
    Relative joint motions will be assessed continuously throughout the stride cycle using a vector coding technique.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Running injury. [ Time Frame: Measured in days over the 16 week training period. ]
    Time to first running related injury.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Running performance [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
    5km time trial at the end of 16 weeks training.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No previous participation in running races
  • Run less than 10km total in past year
  • Able to run continuously (ie at least 5mph) for 5 min (so that biomechanical analysis of running form can be conducted)
  • Female participants may not be pregnant
  • Participants will be screened using the PARQ+ form, and Parmed-X form completed by a physician if necessary
  • Cleared for physical activity through screening
  • English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous (at any time of life) training of 3 or months of consistently running 3 or more days per week

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03293121


Locations
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United States, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sheryl Finucane, PT, PhD, CEEAA Virginia Commonwealth University

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Responsible Party: Virginia Commonwealth University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03293121     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HM20010685
First Posted: September 26, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:
running related injuries
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Wounds and Injuries
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains