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Objective Kinematic Correlates of Palpatory Diagnosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00728247
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Osteopathic Association
Information provided by:
Michigan State University

Brief Summary:

Hypothesis: Kinematic parameters can be used to monitor changes in three-dimensional head movements after Manual Therapy treatments.

Subjects who have some level of cervical dysfunction will be examined by an experienced Osteopathic physician. During the clinical assessment of cervical lateral flexion, kinematic data will be recorded. Subjects will be treated using manual therapy techniques and kinematic data will be recorded again at set intervals after the treatment.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Spine Procedure: Manual Therapy Techniques Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The physician providing treatment will use, depending on his professional judgment for each subject, one of four treatment modalities: (1) soft-tissue stretch, (2) myofascial release, (3) muscle energy, or (4) functional (indirect) method. These modalities are standard to the care and practice of osteopathic manual medicine, they are taught in the Osteopathic curriculum, and they are practiced each day at the Michigan State University Clinical Center.

After the initial treatment, there will be an immediate follow-up kinematic test to collect the 3-D motion data. Then, subjects will return for subsequent kinematic assessments at: 24 hours post treatment, 48 hours post treatment and seven days post treatment. At the seven day mark, subjects will be evaluated as in the initial assessment and the physician will use his professional judgment to determine if the subject would benefit from a second treatment. If so, then the process of treatment and kinematic assessment would occur a second time, with kinematic assessment 24 hours post treatment, 48 hours post treatment and seven days post treatment. A maximum of two treatment sessions will be performed.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Objective Kinematic Correlates of Palpatory Diagnosis
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: Manual Therapy Techniques
    One of the following will be selected(1) soft-tissue stretch, (2) myofascial release, (3) muscle energy, or (4) functional (indirect) method


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Three-dimensional kinematics [ Time Frame: Same day, 24 hours, 48 hours ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and Females over the age of 18 and up to 100 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women and minors

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Locations
United States, Michigan
Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory
East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48824
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michigan State University
American Osteopathic Association

Responsible Party: Tamara Reid Bush and Joseph Vorro, Michigan State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00728247     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Bush-headneck
First Posted: August 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Michigan State University:
Cervical Spine
Kinematics
Manipulation
Biomechanics