Spinal Manipulative Therapy: Dual-Task Performance

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 27, 2006
Last updated: December 17, 2008
Last verified: October 2006

The purposes of this study is to determined the effects of instrument applied spinal manipulative therapy upon dual-task performance involving complex postural and cognitive task.

Condition Intervention
Device: Pro-adjuster mechanical spinal manipulative device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Instrument-Applied Spinal Manipulative Therapy on Dual-Task Performance Involving Complex Postural and Cognitive Tasks

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sway velocity using a NeuroCom Balance Master Forceplate

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2006
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy participants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No injuries
  • No surgeries
  • No visual, vestibular, or somatosensory disorders capable of affecting balance
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00297934

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Study Director: Rodger Tepe, PhD Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00297934     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCC-06-02
Study First Received: February 27, 2006
Last Updated: December 17, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
postural control

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014