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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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01266382
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2010
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December 22, 2010
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  • Spatio-temporal Gait parameters
  • SF-36
Same as current
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  • FAOS questionnaire
  • Oswestry questionnaire
  • Clinical measurements
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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
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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.
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Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Ligament Rupture
  • Lower Extremity Fracture
  • Neurological Disorders
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
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Segal G, Bar-Ziv Y, Velkes S, Benkovich V, Stanger G, Debbi EM, Debi R, Mor A, Elbaz A. A non-invasive biomechanical device and treatment for patients following total hip arthroplasty: results of a 6-month pilot investigation. J Orthop Surg Res. 2013 May 21;8:13. doi: 10.1186/1749-799X-8-13.

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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Apos Medical and Sports Technology Ltd.
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
July 2009

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