Whole Body Vibration Therapy in Participants With MS Related Balance Deficits
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00510523
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : August 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2013
Logan College of Chiropractic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, Logan College of Chiropractic
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the effect of Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBV) on balance in participants with multiple sclerosis (MS) related balance deficits as measured by the NeuroCom Balance Master, the Sapphire IIME EMG Device and the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Berg Balance Score.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
25 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Logan student, staff, or faculty or general public with a minimal of 2 year history of diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Visual or vestibular condition that would affect balance
Non-Ms related systemic illness that would have an adverse effect on balance
Local infection, acute inflammation, injury, tumors or other malignancy, recent wounds, diabetes
Any unstable joints of the lower extremity, recent hip and knee joints or fitted hip or knee pins, bolts and/or plates
Severe migraine, epilepsy
Serious cardiovascular disease, wearing a pacemaker
Any Spinal manipulation within 48 hours
Acute disc herniation, discopathy or spondylolysis
Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect balance
Any implanted device or prosthesis or intrauterine IUD type of device