The Effects of Stretching Versus Static and Dynamic Cupping on Lumbar Range of Motion

The Effects of Stretching Versus Static and Dynamic Cupping on Lumbar Range of Motion

Sponsoren

Hauptsponsor: University of South Carolina

Quelle University of South Carolina
Kurze Zusammenfassung

The objective of this study is to fill gaps in the literature regarding the effectiveness of cupping therapy on lumbar stiffness. Participants will be recruited from the University of South Carolina and from local clinics in Columbia, South Carolina. Individuals will be classified based on lumbar range of motion limitations, and then they will be equally dispersed into three treatment groups via stratified randomization. These groups include dynamic cupping, static cupping, or stretching. All participants will be assessed prior to selected treatment to obtain baseline values for four measures: back range of motion (BROM), pain pressure threshold (PPT), active straight leg raise (ASLR), and numeric pain rating scale (NPRS). Participants will be given each measure directly after treatment, followed by a follow-up measurement 24 hours after treatment.

detaillierte Beschreibung

Cupping therapy has become recently popular in Western culture due to affordability, lack of invasiveness, and low risk of adverse effects. However, there is insufficient evidence of the effectiveness on this treatment technique on decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. This project aims to help fill the gaps by using a larger sample size and clear methodology.

The aims of the study include to determine if both static and dynamic cupping therapy have a greater effect on BROM, PPT, ASLR, and NRPS as compared to stretching, and if any changes made are maintained to a different degree over a 24 hour period based on treatment. Additional aims of the study include to determine if there is a difference between type of cupping (static vs dynamic) on these four measures. By performing this study, scientific knowledge of cupping therapy will be improved and expanded, thus impacting how it is used in clinical practice.

Gesamtstatus Recruiting
Anfangsdatum January 20, 2020
Fertigstellungstermin September 1, 2020
Primäres Abschlussdatum June 1, 2020
Phase N/A
Studientyp Interventional
Primärer Ausgang
Messen Zeitfenster
Back Range of Motion At baseline, immediately following treatment, 24-hour follow up
Sekundäres Ergebnis
Messen Zeitfenster
Active Straight Leg Raise At baseline, immediately following treatment, 24-hour follow up
Pain Pressure Threshold At baseline, immediately following treatment, 24-hour follow up
Numeric Pain Rating Scale At baseline, immediately following treatment, 24-hour follow up
Einschreibung 45
Bedingung
Intervention

Interventionsart: Other

Interventionsname: Static Cupping

Beschreibung: Two cups will be applied unilaterally to the lumbar paraspinals. The skin will be elevated to 1.5 cm ensuring standardized pressure. Cups will remain on the treatment area statically for 4 minutes prior to removal. Another 4 minute bout of identical treatment to the contralateral side will follow. (Participants will be equally dispersed into three treatment groups via stratified randomization).

Interventionsart: Other

Interventionsname: Dynamic Cupping

Beschreibung: One cup will be applied ipsilaterally, raising skin to 1.2 cm of standard pressure. The cup will be continuously moved in a sweeping motion between L1 and L5 within a defined width. This process will be repeated on the other side. Each side will be treated for 4 minutes dynamically for a total treatment duration of 8 minutes. (Participants will be equally dispersed into three treatment groups via stratified randomization).

Interventionsart: Other

Interventionsname: Stretching

Beschreibung: The stretching program performed will involve a double knee to chest stretch, cat stretch, camel stretch, and pelvic tilts. Participants will receive a 30 second rest break between each of the four stretches. (Participants will be equally dispersed into three treatment groups via stratified randomization).

Teilnahmeberechtigung

Kriterien:

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years or older, 50 degrees or less of lumbar flexion

Exclusion Criteria:

- Cancer, organ failure, collagen disorders, deep vein thrombosis, pacemakers, bleeding disorders, recent fever

Geschlecht: All

Mindestalter: 18 Years

Maximales Alter: N/A

Gesunde Freiwillige: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Insgesamt offiziell
Nachname Rolle Zugehörigkeit
Cathy Arnot, DPT Principal Investigator University of South Carolina
Gesamtkontakt

Nachname: Cathy Arnot, DPT

Telefon: 803-576-5858

Email: [email protected]

Ort
Einrichtung: Status: Kontakt: Ermittler: University of South Carolina Cathy Arnot, DPT 803-576-5858 [email protected] Sophie Cobb Sub-Investigator Ethan Hayes Sub-Investigator Olivia Maddox Sub-Investigator Seth Morris Sub-Investigator Kaitlyn Piel Sub-Investigator Greig Seitz Sub-Investigator
Standort Länder

United States

Überprüfungsdatum

March 2020

Verantwortliche Partei

Art: Principal Investigator

Ermittlerzugehörigkeit: University of South Carolina

Vollständiger Name des Ermittlers: Cathy Arnot

Ermittlertitel: Clinical Associate Professor

Schlüsselwörter
Hat den Zugriff erweitert No
Anzahl der Waffen 3
Armgruppe

Etikette: Mildly Impaired Group

Art: Active Comparator

Beschreibung: This group will consist of participants with 35-50 degrees of lumbar flexion.

Etikette: Moderately Impaired Group

Art: Active Comparator

Beschreibung: This group will consist of participants with 20-34 degrees of lumbar flexion.

Etikette: Highly Impaired Group

Art: Active Comparator

Beschreibung: This group will consist of participants with less than 20 degrees of lumbar flexion.

Patientendaten No
Studiendesign Info

Zuweisung: Randomized

Interventionsmodell: Parallel Assignment

Beschreibung des Interventionsmodells: A parallel design typically compares two or more treatments. Participants are randomly assigned to one of the groups, treatments are administered, and then the results are compared. In this study, individuals will be placed in one of three groups: static stretching group, dynamic cupping group, or stretching group.

Hauptzweck: Treatment

Maskierung: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Maskierungsbeschreibung: The people collecting the data will not be aware of which intervention group the subjects were allocated to.

Quelle: ClinicalTrials.gov