Unilateral vs Bilateral Application of Muscle Energy Techniques in Pelvic Somatic Dysfunction (PMEOMT)

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The Touro College and University System

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Pelvic Somatic Dysfunction

Treatments

Other: Osteopathic Treatment Technique- Muscle Energy Treatment

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06266650
19485

Details and patient eligibility

About

The goal of this clinical trial is to compare the efficacy of pelvic muscle energy technique online against the traditional full length osteopathic pelvic treatment protocol. The main question it aims to answer are • Can one single pelvic muscle energy technique can correct all pelvic somatic dysfunctions (SD)? Participants will be positioned by the physician into the area of treatment into a position of resistance, which is the restrictive barrier. be instructed to use the targeted muscles for 3-5 seconds in the direction of ease while the physician provides a counterforce. be instructed to stop contracting their muscles and evaluate the area for decreased tension, then repositions the patient into their new restrictive barrier. These steps are repeated three to five times and then the dysfunction is reevaluated. Subjects diagnosed with pelvic SD will be divided into two groups. One group will be treated with traditional one and be compared with the pelvic muscle energy group.

Full description

Osteopathic muscle energy technique (MET) is a well-known modality widely used by osteopathic practitioners. MET can be applied to different regions and segments of the body, is well tolerated and effective in reducing muscle hypertonicity and pain sensation. MET involves a patient actively using their muscles on request from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, against a distinctly executed counter force. The group of pelvic MET consists of specific variations directed to particular somatic dysfunction (SD) of innominate and pubic bones, such as pelvic shears, pelvic outflares and pelvic inflares. All techniques are well known and widely used. Based on empirical clinical observations, not confirmed by any research, it was suggested that pubic abduction/adduction SD MET combination should be able to correct all pelvic SD including innominate SD. The investigators intend to assess if application of abduction/adduction SD combination MET may resolve any one-sided diagnosed pelvic SD. MET involves a patient actively using their muscles on request from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, against a distinctly executed counter force. During MET, the physician positions the area of treatment into a position of resistance, which is the restrictive barrier. The physician then instructs the patient to use the targeted muscles for 3-5 seconds in the direction of ease while the physician provides a counterforce. The physician then tells the patient to stop contracting their muscles and evaluate the area for decreased tension, then repositions the patient into their new restrictive barrier. These steps are repeated three to five times and then the dysfunction is reevaluated. Subjects diagnosed with pelvic SD will be divided into two groups. The control group will be treated with traditional one-sided MET, the second group will be treated with combination MET. Results of post-treatment exams will be collected and statistically analyzed.

Enrollment

100 estimated patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Current osteopathic medical students first-and second year.

Exclusion criteria

  • Acute severe pelvic pain,
  • Pregnancy,
  • History of pelvic trauma or surgery,
  • Receiving osteopathic treatment for pelvic dysfunction outside this study.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

100 participants in 2 patient groups

Pelvic Muscle Energy - One sided
Experimental group
Description:
Receives pubic abduction/adduction somatic dysfunction combinations one sided
Treatment:
Other: Osteopathic Treatment Technique- Muscle Energy Treatment
Pelvic Muscle Energy - two sided
Active Comparator group
Description:
Receives pubic abduction/adduction somatic dysfunction combinations two sided
Treatment:
Other: Osteopathic Treatment Technique- Muscle Energy Treatment

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