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Effects of Neuromuscular Pelvic Realigning Exercises on Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Continent SubjectS

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03975686
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mohammad(Reza) Nourbakhsh, University of North Georgia

Brief Summary:
The goal of this research study is to investigate the effect of a new neuromuscular approach for correcting pelvic alignment and improving pelvic floor muscle function. Investigators hypothesized that this approach would be significantly superior than no intervention to improve the ability of pelvic floor muscle contraction, measured by transabdominal sonography as bladder base elevation. Participants will be randomized to the intervention and control groups. while intervention group will receive five supervised sessions of pelvic realigning exercises, the control group will receive no intervention. Bladder base elevation will be measured as an indicator of pelvic floor muscle function, before and after one week intervention in both control and intervention groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Asymmetry Other: neuromuscual realigning exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Neuromuscular Pelvic Realigning Exercises on Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Continent Subjects: A Randomized Control Trial
Estimated Study Start Date : June 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 29, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: intervention Other: neuromuscual realigning exercise
neuromuscular realigning exercise

No Intervention: control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. bladder base elevation [ Time Frame: one week ]
    the ability to contract pelvic floor muscle measured as bladder base elevation by transabdominal ultrasound

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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:

Positive Ober's test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pelvic/low back pain in previous 12 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03975686

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Contact: Mohammad R Nourbakhsh, professor 7068641766

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United States, Georgia
University of North Georgia Recruiting
Dahlonega, Georgia, United States, 30533
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Georgia
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Study Director: Mahshid A Chehrehrazi, Student University of North Georgia
Principal Investigator: Mohammad R Nourbakhsh, professor University of North Georgia
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Responsible Party: Mohammad(Reza) Nourbakhsh, Full Professor, University of North Georgia Identifier: NCT03975686    
Other Study ID Numbers: UNorthGeorgia
First Posted: June 5, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscle Weakness
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes