Study of the Effect of Neck Treatment on Shoulder Impingement
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00764764|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (PI left institution)
First Posted : October 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study is to conduct research to determine the most effective physical therapy treatment for a condition called shoulder impingement. This condition occurs when tissue in the shoulder is caught between the humerus (arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). This causes pain when one tries to reach overhead or behind the back.
Two treatment methods will be used in the study. The first method uses the traditional treatments of hands-on shoulder stretching, shoulder exercise, posture, and education. The second method will use the traditional methods of shoulder treatment in addition to treatment of the cervical spine.
It is hypothesized that a group of patients between 40 and 70 years of age with signs and symptoms of shoulder impingement who receive physical therapy to the cervical spine and shoulder will report a higher level of functioning, will report less pain, and will gain more range of motion than a group of patients receiving physical therapy solely to the shoulder.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Shoulder Impingement Shoulder Pain Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Cervical Degenerative Joint Disease||Procedure: shoulder treatment Procedure: Shoulder AND cervical treatment||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Shoulder Impingement: A By-Product of Cervical Spine Dysfunction?|
|Study Start Date :||May 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2008|
Active Comparator: I
Group I - Shoulder treatment only
Procedure: shoulder treatment
shoulder exercise, joint mobilization, home program, posture
Cervical and shoulder treatment
Procedure: Shoulder AND cervical treatment
Cervical and shoulder joint mobilization, exercise, posture, and home program
- Active Shoulder Scaption range of motion [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 6 weeks ]
- DASH Functional Questionaire [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 6 weeks ]
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): NCT00764764
|United States, West Virginia|
|Charleston Area Medical Center Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine|
|Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25311|
|Principal Investigator:||Clark K Vaughan, MHSc, PT||CAMC Health System|