Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
01/02/2010
Date assigned
09/02/2010
Last edited
09/02/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Gayle Silveira Rebello

ORCID ID

Contact details

Unit 4
5 Adelaide Terrace
Edwardstown
South Australia
5039
Australia
+61 (0)4 3172 1469
gaylerebello@yahoo.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Dynamic stretching in the warm-up enhances both static and dynamic hamstring flexibility while static stretching only impacts static flexibility: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. Static flexibility measurements will not correlate with dynamic hamstring flexibility measures
2. Static stretching exercises will only improve static flexibility and will have no impact on dynamic hamstring flexibility
3. Dynamic stretching exercises will improve dynamic flexibility and will have no impact on static flexibility
4. The intervention treatments will be gender dependent, i.e., females will achieve greater changes in hamstring flexibility following each of the stretching intervention

Ethics approval

Committee for Ethics in Human Research approved from 8th December 2004 until 8th December 2006 (ref: CEHR 04-94)

Study design

Randomised cross-over controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Hamstring flexibility/hip flexion range of motion

Intervention

The final sample consisted of 12 students of which five females and seven males served as participants.

Participants (n = 12) were randomly assigned to three intervention treatments of 225 seconds on separate days in a cross-over study design:
Treatment 1: No stretching
Treatment 2: Static stretching
Treatment 3: Dynamic stretching

Each participant presented for testing for a duration of approximately 15 minutes on a designated day - once every week for three weeks (three sessions in total).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Change in hamstring flexibility (hip ROM in degrees) after each intervention (Treatment 1, 2 , 3) from pre-test to post-test

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/01/2005

Overall trial end date

01/07/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Drawn from a variety of sporting backgrounds which predominantly involved the lower body
2. Trained lightly for a minimum of three times a week
3. Did not use any routine muscle flexibility training in their regular training program of their specific sport
4. Free of any bony or soft tissue injury to the spine and lower limbs, and no history of the same in the past one year
5. Adults (aged 18 years and over), either sex

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

12

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Those who had an designated period of stretching in daily warm-up routine
2. History of lower limb/lumbosacral spine injury in the last year
3. Inability to be present for testing sessions every week

Recruitment start date

01/01/2005

Recruitment end date

01/07/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Unit 4, 5 Adelaide Terrace
South Australia
5039
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

Individual Sponsor (Australia)

Sponsor details

c/o Gayle Silveira Rebello
Unit 4
5 Adelaide Terrace
Edwardstown
South Australia
5039
Australia
+61 (0)4 3172 1469
gaylerebello@yahoo.com

Sponsor type

Other

Website

Funders

Funder type

Other

Funder name

Investigator initiated and funded (Australia)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes