The Effect of the Release of the Intrathoracic Fascia on Thoracic Rotation Mobility

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International Academy of Osteopathy

Status

Completed

Conditions

Thoracic
Rotation
Fascia; Inflammation

Treatments

Other: Measuring thoracic rotation mobility

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04411095
InternationalIAO

Details and patient eligibility

About

Testing the effect of a specific stretch technique versus sham treatment, to objectify the influence of that specific technique on thoracic rotation mobility.

Full description

Subjects in the experimental group will undergo a technique for stretching the intrathoracic fascia. Before and after, a measurement will be performed with a goniometer, to see if there is a difference in thoracic rotation mobility. Subjects in the placebo group get a different technique, where the hands of the therapists are simply placed on the thorax, but no manoeuvre will be performed. Before and after, there is a measurement in thoracic rotation mobility. Data will be compared and statistical analyse will be done to see of there is a difference in rotation. So the hypothesis that stretching intrathoracic fascia has an effect on thoracic rotation mobility, will be accepted or rejected.

Enrollment

22 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Subjects between the age of 18 and 65
  • Both men and women

Exclusion criteria

  • Structural disease of cervical or/and thoracic spine and/or head and/or thorax
  • Acute mobility restriction of cervical and/or thoracic spine
  • Acute and/or intense pain
  • A history of trauma and/or operation on cervical and/or thoracic spine
  • Treatment for cancer like chemo or radiation
  • Baby's and children
  • Elderly people

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

22 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Stretching of intrathoracic fascia
Experimental group
Description:
A technique will be used to stretch the intrathoracic fascia. The subject lies in his/her back, and a flexion of the upper cervical spine is combined with a retraction movement of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine, this in combination with inspiration.
Treatment:
Other: Measuring thoracic rotation mobility
Test without stretching
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
A placebo technique is performed by positioning the hands of the therapist on the thorax without pressure or performing a technique. Similar as the stretching technique, a deep inspiration is performed by the patient, for each of the intrathoracic cilinders. This without performing a retraction of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine.
Treatment:
Other: Measuring thoracic rotation mobility

Trial contacts and locations

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