Clinical Trials

Whole body vibration intervention to improve gait and reduce falls in people with MS

Type of Study/Intervention

Rehabilitation

Recruitment Status

Closed

Form of MS

All types of MS

Brief summary

This study examines an intervention that provides additional sensory feedback during exercise. We are investigating the effectiveness of home-based whole-body vibration training to improve mobility outcomes and reduce prospective falls and or falls risk compared to standard exercises in people with MS.

The hypotheses of this study are that risk of falling and the number of prospective falls will be reduced and dynamic balance, endurance, and functional mobility will be improved after whole body vibration intervention and exercise compared to standard exercises alone.

Inclusion criteria

Participants aged 18-65 (male or female) with MS, Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) ranging from 2-6, and can walk independently (with or without the use of an assistive device) are invited to participate.

Exclusion criteria

Participants will be screened and excluded from the study if they have had a relapse within the last 3 months, corticosteroid treatment within 28 days of the study commencement, or have contra­indications for exercise.

Anticipated start date

18 May 2016

Recruitment contacts

Joanne Lo
Email: j.lo@neura.edu.au
Phone: 9399 1067

Further details

Full details of the trial can be found on the ANZCTR clinical trials database.

This study is funded by MS Research Australia – more information here.

Region

NSW

Last updated

19 Nov 2020

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