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Art and Surface Electromyography (EMG)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00731991
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fatigue Other: ART Other: PNF Other: No Treatment Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
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
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.



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


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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.

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

Responsible Party: Dr. James George, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00731991     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0408080128
First Posted: August 11, 2008    Key Record Dates
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