Cervical Spine Manipulation Affects on Balance and Proprioception
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01745705|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Neck Pain Headache||Other: Cervical Spine Manipulation Other: Manual Contact|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||45 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Immediate Effects of Cervical Spine Manipulation on Balance and Joint Proprioception in Healthy Individuals|
|Study Start Date :||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2013|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2013|
Experimental: Cervical Spine Manipulation
Subjects will lie supine on a treatment table and receive a high velocity low amplitude thrust joint manipulation to their cervical spine in rotation to each side of the neck.
|Other: Cervical Spine Manipulation|
Sham Comparator: Manual Contact
Subjects will lie supine on a treatment table and have their suboccipital region gently cupped by the therapist for 30 seconds. No movement or force will be applied, just simple manual contact.
|Other: Manual Contact|
- Cervical joint proprioception [ Time Frame: 1 day (Immediately after the intervention) ]Subjects wear a headband with a mounted laser pointer and sit 1 meter away from a wall. They assume their comfortable neutral cervical posture and then close their eyes and extend their cervical spine and return to their neutral posture with eyes closed. The laser pointer marks the point of return and we measure the difference between start and end points for error.
- SMART Neurocom Balance Master [ Time Frame: 1 day (Immediately after the intervention) ]Subjects stand on a force plate on a SMART Neurocom Balance Master and complete a Sensory Organization Test (SOT) program which assesses somatosensory, visual and vestobular systems used in maintaining balance.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01745705
|United States, Nevada|
|Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas|
|Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89154|