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The Effect of AposTherapy on the Level of Pain, Function and Quality of Life in Patients With Neuro-muscular and Neurological Disorders

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2009 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Apos Medical and Sports Technology Ltd.
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First received: December 22, 2010
Last updated: December 23, 2010
Last verified: July 2009
The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of a new biomechanical device and treatment methodology (AposTherapy) on gait patterns, pain, function and quality of life of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Based on previous reports the investigators hypothesis that this therapy will have a positive effect on these measurements.

Condition Intervention
Osteoarthritis Spinal Diseases Ligament Rupture Lower Extremity Fracture Neurological Disorders Device: AposTherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Spatio-temporal Gait parameters
  • SF-36

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • FAOS questionnaire
  • Oswestry questionnaire
  • Clinical measurements

Intervention Details:
    Device: AposTherapy
    a biomechanical device including 2 hemispheric biomechanical elements attached to a platform in a form of a shoe. the biomechanical device is calibrated to each patient by a physiotherapist specialized with the treatment methodology. patient are instructed to walk indoor with the device. time of exercise is gradually increase

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary osteoarthritis
  • Lower limb joint replacement
  • Lower limbs fractures
  • Spinal disorders including LBP w/wo refered symptoms, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis
  • ligaments tear
  • Meniscal tears

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lack of balance (3 falls in the last year)
  • incapable to complete a questionnaire •>age 85
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01266382

Contact: Ganit Segal, MA

AposTherapy center Recruiting
Herzliya, Israel, 46733
Contact: Ganit Segal   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Apos Medical and Sports Technology Ltd.
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT01266382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 93/09
Study First Received: December 22, 2010
Last Updated: December 23, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017