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Effect of Functional Massage in Neuromuscular Response.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03964961
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : May 28, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Albert Pérez Bellmunt, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Brief Summary:
The study compares the effects of two types of massage: a conventional massage and a functional massage, in the neuromuscular response of the gastrocnemious muscles.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuromuscular Diseases Other: Functional massage Other: Conventional massage Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: The physiotherapist who assesses the outcomes is blinded.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Functional Massage in Gastrocnemious Muscles Neuromuscular Response
Actual Study Start Date : February 5, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 5, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 5, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Functional massage Other: Functional massage
It's a massage combined with a stretching of the muscles.

Active Comparator: Conventional massage Other: Conventional massage
It's a regular massage made with the therapist's hands.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Delay time change [ Time Frame: 2 minutes before the intervention, and 8 minutes after the intervention ]
    Time between an electric impulse and 10% of the contraction of the muscle that is being excited with an electric impulse, using an electromyography test (miliseconds).

  2. Contraction time change [ Time Frame: 2 minutes before the intervention, and 8 minutes after the intervention ]
    Time between 10% and 90% of the contraction of the muscle that is being excited with an electric impulse, using an electromyography test (miliseconds).

  3. Sustain time change [ Time Frame: 2 minutes before the intervention, and 8 minutes after the intervention ]
    time between 50% of the contraction and 50% of the relaxation of the muscle after being impulsed with an electric impulse, using an electromyography test (miliseconds).

  4. Relaxation time change [ Time Frame: 2 minutes before the intervention, and 8 minutes after the intervention ]
    time between 90% and 50% of the relaxation of the muscle after being impulsed with an electric impulse, using an electromyography test (miliseconds).

  5. Maximal displacement change [ Time Frame: 2 minutes before the intervention, and 8 minutes after the intervention ]
    Maximal displacement of the muscle after being excited with an electric impulse, using an electromyography test (miliseconds).

  6. Stiffness change [ Time Frame: 5 minute before the intervention, and 5 minute after the intervention ]
    Resistance to an external force that deforms its initial shape, using a "Myoton" (N/m).

  7. Elasticity change [ Time Frame: 5 minute before the intervention, and 5 minute after the intervention ]
    Capacity to recover its initial shape after the removal of the external force that lead to its deformation, using a "Myoton" (logarithmic decrement of the tissue's oscillation).

  8. Relaxation change [ Time Frame: 5 minute before the intervention, and 5 minute after the intervention ]
    Time for a muscle to recover its shape from deformation after the removal of an external force, using a "Myoton" (miliseconds).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gastrocnemious strength change [ Time Frame: 8 minutes before the intervention, and 2 minutes after the intervention ]
    Isometric strength of the gastrocnemious muscles using a handheld dynamometer "microFET 2" (newtons).

  2. Passive ankle dorsiflexion change [ Time Frame: 6 minutes before the intervention, and 4 minutes after the intervention ]
    Passive range of motion of the ankle dorsiflexion, using an inclinometer (degrees).

  3. Jump height change [ Time Frame: 10 minutes before the intervention, and 1 minute after the intervention ]
    Maximum jump height with one leg using the application "My Jump 2" (centimeters).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Muscle injury in the last two months
  • To not understand the study orders
  • Suffer a musculoskeletal disorder that doesn't allow the subject to do the study protocol

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03964961


Locations
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Spain
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Sant Cugat Del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, 08195
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
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Responsible Party: Albert Pérez Bellmunt, Principal investigator, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03964961    
Other Study ID Numbers: Protocol 6
First Posted: May 28, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2019
Last Verified: February 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 Albert Pérez Bellmunt, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya:
functional massage
conventional massage
neuromuscular response
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases