Study on the Effect of Cervical Mobilization on Motor Function and Pressure Pain Threshold in Pain Free Individuals
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01161758|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neck Pain||Other: Passive cervical mobilisation Other: Manual contact||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||A Crossover Study on the Effect of Cervical Mobilization on Motor Function and Pressure Pain Threshold in Pain Free Individuals|
|Study Start Date :||April 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
Active Comparator: Passive cervical mobilisation
Grade III cervical mobilization technique as described by Maitland. Applied to left C5/6 Segment.
Other: Passive cervical mobilisation
Passive cervical mobilization which involved an oscillatory grade III unilateral postero-anterior mobilization applied to the left C5/C6 segment. The mobilization consisted of 3 periods of 1 minute applications with a resting period of 1 minute in between.
Other Name: Physiotherapy
Placebo Comparator: Manual contact
Manual contact control, which involved light manual contact on the left C5/C6 segment as if to perform the treatment technique.
Other: Manual contact
Manual contact control, which involved light manual contact on the left C5/C6 segment as if to perform the treatment technique. The light manual contact consisted of 3 periods of 1 minute applications with a resting period of 1 minute in between.
Other Name: placebo light touch
No Intervention: Non-contact control
Non-contact control, which involved the subject resting in the treatment position without any physical contact between the researcher and the subject.
- Electromyography of sternocleidomastoid muscle. [ Time Frame: Pre intervention (baseline) and 1 minute post intervention ]Measurement of sternocleidomastoid muscle activation during deep neck flexion. The degree of neck flexion is determined by a pressure biofeedback unit place underneath the neck. EMG of the left and right sternocleidomastoids are recorded for 5seconds at each level of neck flexion
- Pressure pain threshold [ Time Frame: Pre intervention (baseline) and 1 minute post intervention ]The algometer to measure pressure pain threshold was applied at a constant rate of 40 kPa/sec on the posterior aspect of the left and right articular pillar of C5/C6.
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|Principal Investigator:||Benjamin Soon Tze Chin, MManipTher||The University of Queensland|
|Principal Investigator:||Annina Schmid, MManipTher||The University of Queensland|
|Principal Investigator:||Elias Fridriksson, MManipTher||Curtin University|
|Principal Investigator:||Philip Cheong, MManipTher||Curtin University|
|Principal Investigator:||Elisabeth Gresslos, MManipTher||Curitn University of Technology|
|Study Chair:||Anthony Wright, PhD||Curtin University|