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The Effects of Passive and Active Vibration Therapy on Grip Strength and Myoelectric Activity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779610
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
This pilot study is designed to analyze the effects of Vibration Therapy (VT) on grip strength and level of forearm contraction by measuring hand grip dynamometry and surface Electromyography (sEMG) using the BioPac sEMG and digital dynamometry devices after the application of both passive and active Vibrational Therapy (VT) using the PowerPlate.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Strength Procedure: Vibration with flexion Procedure: Vibration without flexion Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Passive and Active Vibration Therapy on Grip Strength and Myoelectric Activity
Study Start Date : October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active
Vibration with forearm flexion (active contraction)
Procedure: Vibration with flexion
Vibration with forearm flexion (active contraction)

Sham Comparator: Passive
Vibration without forearm flexion (passive)
Procedure: Vibration without flexion
Vibration without forearm flexion (passive)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surface EMG and Grip Strength Dynamometry [ Time Frame: Pre and Post treatment ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • participants will be Logan students, faculty and staff 18-65 yoa
  • asymptomatic subject will be included in the study
  • participants must complete a survey and consent form
  • only participants that meet the criteria of the survey will be accepted in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participant with any recent or past disease/injuries/trauma/fracture (i.e., arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.)
  • who have had joint replacements
  • who are currently engaging in physical rehabilitation
  • who are pregnant will be excluded from the study
  • history of cardiovascular disease
  • history of cancer
  • history of epilepsy
  • history of diabetes mellitus, or past retinal surgeries
  • participants cannot have Chiropractic manipulation or engage in weight lifting or other extreme exercise throughout the duration of the study

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00779610


Contacts
Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-230-1920 john.zhang@logan.edu

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0810080147
First Posted: October 24, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008