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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Injuries Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Iliotibial Band Syndrome||Behavioral: Strength and Coordination Training Behavioral: Walking||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
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.
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.
- 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.
- Running injury. [ Time Frame: Measured in days over the 16 week training period. ]Time to first running related injury.
- Running performance [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]5km time trial at the end of 16 weeks training.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03293121
|United States, Virginia|
|Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheryl Finucane, PT, PhD, CEEAA||Virginia Commonwealth University|