Efficacy of Instrumental Chiropractic Treatment Using Activator Methods for Pain and Dysfunction in Juvenile Athletes

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Medical University of Graz

Status

Completed

Conditions

Knee Sprain
Pain in Leg, Unspecified

Treatments

Device: Activator IV (Activator Methods Int. Phoenix, Arizona)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01449994
Activator in Austria

Details and patient eligibility

About

The goal of the study is to prove efficacy of instrumental chiropractic treatment for leg pain in juvenile athletes. A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial including juvenile athletes with functional impairment and pain in thigh, leg or foot is performed. Hypothesis: Instrumental chiropractic treatment with the "activator instrument "following the "activator methods" diagnostic evaluation should lead to significant improvement of complaints and functional impairment compared to the control group treated by a deactivated instrument following a sham evaluation protocol.

Full description

Pain and functional impairment may force young athletes to interrupt training plans and/or even stay away from competition. Usually elite athletes run through an abundance of tests and diagnostic features-too often these high cost diagnostics don´t provide useful information for treatment. Treating the symptoms in the first place (after ruling out severe pathology) will reduce the need for extensive diagnostic routines and bring athletes back to competition earlier. In our outpatient department of young elite sportsmen chiropractic instrumental treatment is performed routinely- mostly a pain reduction of 3-4 levels in VAS is achieved within the first session of treatment. The following study is thought to prove the efficacy of the Chiropractic Instrumental Treatment performed at our sports-medicine outpatient department.

Enrollment

26 patients

Sex

All

Ages

10 to 17 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

functional problems in the lower extremities

Exclusion criteria

severe pathology that requires different treatment

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

26 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Placebo-Activator
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Treatment with Placebo Activator IV
Treatment:
Device: Activator IV (Activator Methods Int. Phoenix, Arizona)
Activator
Active Comparator group
Description:
Treatment with Activator IV adjusting instrument
Treatment:
Device: Activator IV (Activator Methods Int. Phoenix, Arizona)

Trial contacts and locations

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