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Logan Basic Technique Measured by Surface Electromyography (EMG)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00728572
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Snyder, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the effect of Logan Basic Technique apex contact adjustment (LBT); on the motor recruitment pattern in the erector spinae group via surface EMG.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Manipulation Procedure: Logan Basic Technique and Surface EMG Other: Surface EMG Procedure: Logan Basic Technique Sham Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
LBT is a low force adjusting technique that focuses on the foundation segment of the spine, the sacrum, with application of contact on the sacrotuberous ligament which relieves fatigued and strained muscles, particularly intrinsic muscles of the back. Surface electromyography (EMG) is a method of analyzing the activity level of superficial muscles. It is convenient and advantageous when studying muscle relaxation which occurs in biofeedback studies

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Logan Basic Technique Apex Contact Adjustment on the Motor Recruitment Pattern in the Erector Spinae.
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental
Participant will receive a brief exam, a Basic Technique apex contact adjustment and Surface EMG.
Procedure: Logan Basic Technique and Surface EMG
Participant will receive a brief Basic Technique and Surface EMG examination and Basic Technique treatment.
Other: Surface EMG
Surface EMG only, no intervention
Sham Comparator: Sham
Participants will receive a sham Basic Technique adjustment (an adjacent contact not indicated by examination)and surface EMG.
Other: Surface EMG
Surface EMG only, no intervention
Procedure: Logan Basic Technique Sham
Participants will receive a sham Basic Technique treatment, not indicated by examination.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surface EMG [ Time Frame: 15 minute sEMG: 5 mins before, 5 mins during and 5 mins after intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students in trimesters 1 - 3.
  • Naive to the Logan Basic Technique adjusting protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students in trimesters 4 - 10.
  • Pregnant females or females who can possibly be pregnant.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00728572


Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan University, College of Chiropractic
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic

Responsible Party: Brian Snyder, DC, Research Associate, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00728572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0331080126
First Posted: August 6, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016