Results of Manual Therapy on Pulmonary Parameters
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different manual techniques included traditionally on respiratory physical therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Manual Therapy Results on Pulmonary Function and Musculoskeletal Movement|
- spirometry parameters [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Change from baseline to postintervention in spirometry parameters (Vital capacity, Forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), Tidal volume)using a spirometer as recommended by the American Thoracic Society.
- thoracic movement [ Time Frame: at baseline, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Changes from baseline to postintervention in thoracic movement, measured by tape measure in 3 thoracic levels.
- Changes on Functionality scores [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Functional status questionnaire used before and after intervention to measure functionality scores change.
- Changes on cardiorespiratory capacity [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Changes on cardiorespiratory capacity measured by 6MWT (6 minutes walking test)at baseline and post intervention.
- spinal movement [ Time Frame: at baseline, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Changes from baseline to postintervention in spinal movement, measured by Range of motion with goniometer.
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
30 people are recruited in order to the inclusion criteria for the study. Placebo controlled.
Other Name: No intervention
Active Comparator: Manual technique
30 people are recruited in order to the inclusion criteria for the study. Experimental group.
Other: Manual technique
A manual technique is employed in the intervention group based on passive movement and stretching of the respiratory system.
The manual technique includes:
stretching of diaphragm. Mobilization. Potentiation of the respiratory muscles.
Other Name: Manual therapy.
Randomized controlled trial. Participants are classified in two groups and they are assessed using pulmonary functions parameters and thoracic and spinal movements.
There are two interventions: placebo and a manual technique. Participants will be assessed again at the end of the study.