Immediate Effect of Laser on Spasticity
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02014935|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2013 by Djenifer Queiroz de Souza, Laboratório de Engenharia de Reabilitação Sensorio Motora.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 19, 2013
The poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle of young people can reflect on structural changes in adult life, leading to vascular brain diseases. The cerebrovascular accident (AVC) represents the second cause of death throughout the country. Presents rapid development of clinical signs, providing focal disorders or brain function. It is necessary to the knowledge and development of new treatment techniques that may minimize the sequelae caused by the AVC, which is a common disease and of great impact on public health, represents the main cause of adult neurological disability, affecting the basic functions of the limbs, motor control and balance, strength and mobility, which involves changes in daily life and low self-esteemIn addition to the high cost of treatment and in the long run.
Thus, this study aims to analyze the response of low intensity laser on the prevention of pain and fatigue induced in rectus femoris, vastus of patients with sequelae of spasticity associated with effects on the laser promotes on muscle performance and muscle activity.
It is believed that this study get positive results as regards the increase of time antecedent to muscular fatigue associated with the skeletal muscle performance, so that the normotonics muscles gain strength and overcome the resistance of hypertonic muscles. In this way, it is expected that after the application of low intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) occurs to the adequacy of spasticity, muscle function the gain that had provided the highest quality of physiotherapy care.
It is known that treatment with the laser on the skeletal musculature, presents positive results and on the peak torque, by means of the skeletal muscle performance and consequently gain increase muscle performance (LEAL JUNIOR et al, 2010; ALMEIDA et al, 2011).
Armed with this information you can infer that the low intensity laser therapy on the spastic muscle, would result in improving muscle performance, with an increase of pre-stressing, improving the functional capacity of individuals under the exercises imposed by physical therapy. In this way, the sessions will take more satisfactory results which jointly provided better quality of life for these patients.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Ischemic Brain||Other: Low intensity laser||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Immediate Effect of Low Intensity Laser on the Spastic Muscle Fatigued.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2014|
Experimental: Low intensity laser
So that this research recrutarou 30 subjects with spastic hemiparesis sequel, post stroke who have gone through three phases, with three evaluations. If this conformation is necessary, therefore, it is a search for intergroup analysis, and the values found in Phase I were faced with the values found in Phases II and III.
The phases comprise:
Other: Low intensity laser
The study wants to evaluate the use of low intensity laser on the spastic muscle.
Want to assess whether the Low level laser prove change in muscle performace of the individual but also alters muscle activity and blood lactate.
- muscle activity [ Time Frame: three days ]Muscle activity will be captured with the aid of electromyography. So that the EMG data will be collected with the completion of the isometric contraction of the rectus femoris, vastus. Being held in this capture period of 50 seconds.
- muscular performance [ Time Frame: three days ]
The muscular performance will be analyzed with the equipment isokinetic dynamometer.
Volunteers will be placed in a sitting position in the chair equipment (Biodex System ®), with the limb to be assessed on the supported equipment support.
Thus the device is triggered mode isometric contraction and the individual remained in contraction for a time of 50 seconds. Patients will be advised to carry their maximum contraction so as to obtain the torque of the muscles.
- blood lactate [ Time Frame: three days ]The collection of blood lactate happen with the aid of lactomer , portable device brand (Accutrend ® PLUS Roche). Will be collected before and after the completion of the exercise isometric contraction, a drop of blood to detect the level of lactate in the blood. So to differentiate the amount found in the blood before and after exercise and to see whether the application of Laser alter this concentration in the blood.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02014935
|Contact: Mariana C Reis, Therapyemail@example.com|
|Universidade do Vale do Paraíba||Recruiting|
|São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 12244000|
|Contact: Mariana C Reis, Therapist 1288291319 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Djenifer Q Souza, Therapist 1282471972|
|Sub-Investigator: Djenifer Q Souza, Therapist|
|Principal Investigator:||Mariana C Reis, Therapy||University of Vale do Paraiba|