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This study sought to determine whether a 2-week regimen of spinal manipulative therapy could improve postural control under 2 conditions. Condition one was a complex postural task which consisted of a shoulder width stance on a compliant surface with eyes closed to remove visual input. Condition 2 was as above with the addition of visio-spatial cognitive task (serial 7s subtraction). These tasks were performed on a force-place designed to capture center of pressure data. Data was captured prior to the onset of therapy and then again after 6 treatment sessions (2-week period). Data was also collected 1 week post treatment to note any lasting effects following therapy. This pilot study utilized a repeated measures designed with no control group.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
No visual, vestibular, or somatosensory disorders capable of affecting balance