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Whole Body Vibration Therapy in a Participant With Multiple Sclerosis Related Balance Deficits - A Case Study

This study has been completed.
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Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2006
Last updated: October 16, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the effect of Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBV) on balance in a participant with multiple sclerosis (MS) related balance deficits as measured by the NeuroCom Balance Master, the Sapphire IIME EMG Device and the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Berg Balance Score.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Device: Whole Body Vibration machine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Whole Body Vibration Therapy in a Participant With Multiple Sclerosis Related Balance Deficits - A Case Study

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • NeuroCom Balance Master
  • SF-EMG Nerve conduction velocity test
  • Berg balance score

Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

Logan student, staff, or faculty or general public with a minimal of 2 year history of diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Exclusion Criteria:

1)visual or vestibular condition that would affect balance; 2) Non-Ms related systemic illness that would have an adverse effect on balance; 3) Local infection, acute inflammation, injury, tumors or other malignancy, recent wounds, diabetes; 4) Any unstable joints of the lower extremity, recent hip and knee joints or fitted hip or knee pins, bolts and/or plates; 5) Acute thrombosis; 6) Severe migraine, epilepsy; 7) Serious cardiovascular disease, wearing a pacemaker; Any Spinal manipulation within 48 hours; 8) Acute disc herniation, discopathy or spondylolysis; 9) Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect balance; 10) Any implanted device or prosthesis or intrauterine IUD type of device; 11) Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00343590

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Logan College of Chirpractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: Dennis Enix, DC Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00343590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCC-06-03
Study First Received: June 21, 2006
Last Updated: October 16, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017