The Effect of Somatic Dysfunction of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lower Lumbar Spine on Weight Bearing

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrew kusienski, Nova Southeastern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01097109
First received: March 30, 2010
Last updated: April 21, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The study aims to determine if somatic dysfunctions of the pelvis, sacrum and lower lumbar spine have an effect on weight bearing. Our subjects are young, healthy subjects without recent soft tissue or osseous injury, a less than predetermined leg length discrepancy or OMM/chiropractic treatment. Their leg lengths will be measured; weight-bearing will be measured using a specialized scale and somatic dysfunctions diagnosed to determine if any correlation exists.


Condition
Somatic Dysfunctions of Pelvis
Somatic Dysfunctions of Sacrum
Somatic Dysfunctions of Lower Lumbar Spine
Weight-Bearing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Effect of Somatic Dysfunction of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lower Lumbar Spine on Weight Bearing

Further study details as provided by Nova Southeastern University:

Enrollment: 111
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Medical students of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) ages 18-40.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical students of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) ages 18-40.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • individuals who have suffered from any type of osseous or soft tissue traumatic injuries in the last three months.
  • individuals who have suffered from any type of osseous or soft tissue injuries in the lower extremity joints (knee, ankle, hip) in the last twelve months.
  • anyone who has received either osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation within two weeks prior to taking part in the study.
  • anyone who has a leg length difference of greater than one-quarter inch.
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Locations
United States, Florida
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33328
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nova Southeastern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew M Kusienski, D.O. Nova Southeastern University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Andrew kusienski, NSUCOM Sports Medicine Department Chair, Nova Southeastern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01097109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02171013Exp.
Study First Received: March 30, 2010
Last Updated: April 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Nova Southeastern University:
Effect of Somatic Dysfunctions of Pelvis
Effect of Somatic Dysfunctions of Sacrum
Effect of Somatic Dysfunctions of Lower Lumbar Spine
Weight-Bearing

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