Effect of Body Suspension and Tilting Exercises in Parkinson's Disease

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Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Status

Completed

Conditions

Parkinson Disease

Treatments

Other: Control group (global muscle stretching)
Other: Intervention group (Body body suspension and tilting exercises)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02763891
555

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study evaluates the effect of body suspension and tilting exercises (performed in Chordata apparatus) on the balance and mobility of subjects with Parkinson disease. Half of patients will perform the exercise protocol while the other half will receive passive muscle stretching and maintain the usual routine.

Full description

Body suspension and tilting exercises performed in the Chordata equipment might be an effective option to improve trunk muscles activation and to facilitate functional balance and mobility control in Parkinson's disease (PD). To evaluate this hypothesis, subjects will be randomized into control group or intervention group. Intervention group will receive 30-minute session of body suspension and tilting exercises on the Chordata equipment (PI: 0804871-1 and BR 10 2012 009901-2) twice a week for eight weeks, while the control group will receive passive muscle stretching and maintained their usual routine during the same period. Both groups will be assessed at baseline and immediately after the intervention protocol. Finally, a follow-up evaluation will be performed 8 weeks after the protocol ending (to verify possible long-lasting effects of this exercise protocol).

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65 to 85 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Subjects able to go to training or assessment places;
  • Subjects that are agreement with the study protocol and sign the ;
  • Subjects in stage I, II or III of Parkinson disease according to the Hoehn and Yahr scale.

Exclusion criteria

  • Subjects do not keep their usual routine (apart of the research protocol);
  • Subjects with physical or functional limitations that prevent the assessment test battery;
  • Subjects with heart or lung diseases that prevent the exercise performance;
  • Subjects with cancer;
  • Subjects with major visual deficits;
  • Subjects with recurrent vertigo;
  • Subjects with uncontrolled systemic blood pressure.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Intervention group
Experimental group
Description:
Subjects submitted to a 30-minute session of suspension and tilting exercises on the Chordata equipment (PI: 0804871-1 and BR 10 2012 009901-2) twice a week for eight weeks.
Treatment:
Other: Intervention group (Body body suspension and tilting exercises)
Control group
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Subjects submitted to a 30-minute passive muscle stretching session twice a week for eight weeks.
Treatment:
Other: Control group (global muscle stretching)

Trial contacts and locations

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