Manual Therapy to Treat Acute Whiplash Injury
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01825460|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 24, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Whiplash Injuries||Other: Manual Therapy Protocol Other: Two manual techniques||Not Applicable|
Design: Randomized clinical trial. Objectives: to determine the short-term effects of a a manual therapy protocol on pain, disability and cervical range of motion in individuals with acute whiplash injury.
Methods and measures: sixty patients will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: the experimental group received a manual therapy protocol and the placebo group received two manual therapy techniques. Neck pain, disability and cervical range of motion data will be collected at baseline and 24-hr after the last manual therapy application. Mixed-model analyses of variance will be used to examine the effects of the treatment on each outcome variable.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Short-Term Effects of a Manual Therapy Protocol|
|Study Start Date :||April 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2013|
Experimental: Manual Therapy Protocol
A protocol with five techniques on thoracic area applied twice a week.
Other: Manual Therapy Protocol
The manual therapy protocol consists in the application of the following techniques: stretching diaphragm, Inhibition for phrenic center, Neuromuscular technique, technique jones and balance technique functional.
Active Comparator: Two manual techniques
Two manual therapies on thoracic area applied twice a week.
Other: Two manual techniques
The two manual techniques applied to control group are: inhibition for phrenic center and neuromuscular technique.
- Change on Numerical Pain Rating Scale [ Time Frame: At baseline and 2 weeks ]The numerical pain rating scale is used to record the patient´s current level of neck pain.
- Neck disability index [ Time Frame: At baseline and 2 weeks ]The neck disability index consists of 10 questions addressing functional activities such as personal care, lifting, reading, work, driving, sleeping, recreational, pain intensity, concentration and headache.
- Cervical Range of Motion [ Time Frame: At baseline and 2 weeks ]Cervical range of motion is assessed with the patient sitting comfortably on a chair, with both feet flat on the floor, hips and knees at 90º of flexion, and buttocks positioned against the back of the chair.
- Tampa scale for kinesiophobia [ Time Frame: At baseline and 2 weeks ]The 17-item Tampa scale for kinesiophobia assesses fear of movement or of injury or reinjury.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01825460
|Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez|
|Almeria, Spain, 04120|
|Study Director:||Adelaida M Castro-Sánchez, PhD||Universidad de Almeria|