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Art and Surface Electromyography (EMG)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00731991
First Posted: August 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2009
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Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
  Purpose
The general purpose of this research project is to use surface electromyography to compare the effect of Active Release Technique versus Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on the electrical activity of the upper trapezius muscle at rest and during contraction.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fatigue Other: ART Other: PNF Other: No Treatment Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Active Release Technique and Proprioceptive Neurological Facilitation on Surface EMGs of Hypertonic Upper Trapezius Musculature

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Surface EMG [ Time Frame: Participant receive Surface EMG then treatment with either ART or PNF followed by Surface EMG ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: ART
ART to the levator scapulae.
Other: ART
ART to the levator scapulae.
Active Comparator: PNF
PNF to the levator scapulae.
Other: PNF
PNF to the levator scapulae.
Placebo Comparator: Control
No treatment will be given. The participant will sit in the treatment room with the doctor for 4 minutes.
Other: No Treatment
No treatment will be given. The participant will sit in the treatment room with the doctor for 4 minutes.

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Not all of the below listed criteria must be present, but some combination of two or more should be present before the participant can be deemed to have hypertonic
  • hypertonic levator scapulae musculature.
  • Anterior head carriage
  • Internally rolled shoulders
  • Occupational risk of poor upper cross posture
  • Palpable muscular tightness
  • Tenderness to palpation of the area
  • Participant complaint of pain or tightness in the area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants will be excluded from this study if they have a history of a trauma that lead to marked scar tissue in the upper trapezius muscle as this would alter the surface EMG readings due to injured and altered tissue.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00731991


Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. James George, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00731991     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0408080128
First Submitted: August 7, 2008
First Posted: August 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2009
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Muscle

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fatigue
Signs and Symptoms