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The Effects of Cervical Spine Manipulation On Postural Control

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00524654
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2008
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the effect of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) chiropractic cervical manipulation on the patient's postural control as measured by a force plate.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Posture Procedure: HVLA chiropractic manipulation Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chiropractic

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students
  • Normal healthy adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous or ongoing foot, ankle, or hip problems
  • Experiencing vertigo, visual difficulties and other disorders that would make it difficult to balance for a set period of time.
  • Anyone with high risk for injury due to cervical manipulation
  • Anyone with training in areas of activity that require superior balance
  • Body mass index over 30

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00524654

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United States, Missouri
Logan College
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
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Principal Investigator: Rodger Tepe, PhD Logan College
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00524654    
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0411060017
First Posted: September 3, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
To determine the effects of cervical spine manipulation on postural control.