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Whole Body Vibration Therapy in Participants With MS Related Balance Deficits

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: July 31, 2007
Last updated: May 2, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the effect of Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBV) on balance in participants 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: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Whole Body Vibration Therapy in Participants With MS Related Balance Deficits

Resource links provided by NLM:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Visual or vestibular condition that would affect balance
  • Non-Ms related systemic illness that would have an adverse effect on balance
  • Local infection, acute inflammation, injury, tumors or other malignancy, recent wounds, diabetes
  • Any unstable joints of the lower extremity, recent hip and knee joints or fitted hip or knee pins, bolts and/or plates
  • Acute thrombosis
  • Severe migraine, epilepsy
  • Serious cardiovascular disease, wearing a pacemaker
  • Any Spinal manipulation within 48 hours
  • Acute disc herniation, discopathy or spondylolysis
  • Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect balance
  • Any implanted device or prosthesis or intrauterine IUD type of device
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00510523

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

Responsible Party: Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, Assistant Professor, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00510523     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0731060030
Study First Received: July 31, 2007
Last Updated: May 2, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on March 03, 2015