CLINICAL TRIAL

Conventional Physical Therapy Treatment for Parkinson Disease

Stage I
Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Indianapolis, IN

Robotic Gait Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease

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About the trial for Parkinson Disease

Eligible Conditions
Parkinson Disease · Gait Disorders, Neurologic · Gait Disorder, Sensorimotor

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Conventional Physical Therapy Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 1 & 2 and have already been tested with other people.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Conventional Physical Therapy Treatment
OTHER
G-EO End-Effector Gait Trainer
DEVICE
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Conventional Physical Therapy Treatment
OTHER

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 8 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Age > 18years
Confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
Hoehn and Yahr stage 1 to 3
Stable course of disease-modifying therapy over the past 3 months
You have a mini mental state examination score of at least 24. show original
Demonstrate a need for functional rehabilitation
You have a physician's approval to exercise. show original
You have had deep brain stimulation for the past year. show original
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: It will take 10 minutes to complete this test. The speed metrics will be recorded while the primary 6MWT data is being captured.
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: It will take 10 minutes to complete this test. The speed metrics will be recorded while the primary 6MWT data is being captured.
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: It will take 10 minutes to complete this test. The speed metrics will be recorded while the primary 6MWT data is being captured..
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Conventional Physical Therapy Treatment will improve 3 primary outcomes and 5 secondary outcomes in patients with Parkinson Disease. Measurement will happen over the course of It will take 5 minutes to complete this test and will be performed second.

Fast Walking Speed (FWS)
IT WILL TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED SECOND
Participants will be asked to walk over a 14-foot pressure mat that will capture their fast walking speed. Patients will be instructed to walk at their fastest speed while maintaining safe, accurate gait. Walking will begin 5 feet prior to the mat so that each individual walks across the mat at a consistent speed. Participants will pass over the mat 2 times and an average speed will be calculated.
IT WILL TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED SECOND
Comfortable Walking Speed (CWS)
IT WILL TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED FIRST
Participants will be asked to walk over a 14-foot pressure mat that will capture their comfortable walking speed. Patients will be instructed to walk at their normal comfortable speed. Walking will begin 5 feet prior to the mat so that each individual walks across the mat at a consistent speed. Participants will pass over the mat 2 times and an average speed will be calculated.
IT WILL TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED FIRST
The Five Times Sit to Stand Test
THIS TEST WILL TAKE ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO ADMINISTER
The test will quantify functional lower extremity strength. It provides insight into the coordination of functional strength for the accomplishment of transitioning from one posture to another. The participant is asked to safely rise from sitting in a chair to standing and then sit back down five times in a row without using their hands.
THIS TEST WILL TAKE ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO ADMINISTER
Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
IT WILL TAKE 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED THIRD
Participants will be asked to walk for 6 minutes along a 30m track that is a flat surface and obstacle free. Subjects may stop and rest as often as needed. Researchers will record the distance traveled during the six minute time period.
IT WILL TAKE 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS TEST AND WILL BE PERFORMED THIRD
Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC)
THIS SURVEY WILL TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE
Self-report measure of balance confidence as measured by the patient's perception of their ability to perform various activities without losing their balance. There are sixteen items that the participant score on a zero to 100 percent scale.
THIS SURVEY WILL TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE
Mini BESTest
THE TEST TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO ADMINISTER
Subjects will be asked to complete 14 different balance related tasks ranging from static standing to dynamic walking. The tasks target 4 different balance control systems. This is a shortened version of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest). All subjects will be guarded closely for safety to prevent falling.
THE TEST TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO ADMINISTER
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Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
P. A.
Prof. Peter Altenburger, Associate Professor
Indiana University

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for gait disorder, sensorimotor?

What are common treatments for GAD, sensorimotor and gatita? answer: This review of current research indicates that most individuals prefer treatment of GAD with medications. It is also important to keep in mind that, while a common symptom of GAD seems to be knee sprain, other possible common treatments for GAD might include braces and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or antidepressants. Similarly, there seems to be no common treatment for GAD or gait disorders in adults.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of gait disorder, sensorimotor?

About a quarter of walking adults reported difficulty walking a block, which implies the need for orthopaedic treatment for gait disorder. Gait disorder should be considered in all cases of gait deficit, especially during the older age when gait difficulties are most severe.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is gait disorder, sensorimotor?

Gait disorder can be defined as a disturbance of gait that results in impaired mobility. It can also be defined as a disorder characterized by abnormal gait during walking or other gait-related activities. The gait disturbance in gait disorder is usually the gait velocity that is abnormally low or abnormal gaits that are slower or slower than normal. It is a major cause of disability and can also contribute to mortality. Therefore it is essential to find a reliable and effective solution in the treatment of gait disorder. The treatment strategy depends on the duration, age and underlying condition of the patient and clinician, but it is necessary to consider that gait disorder can be complicated and chronic condition by itself.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes gait disorder, sensorimotor?

There is a high rate of gait disorder, a non-specific gait abnormality in the population. It is multifactorial, and the etiology is not completely known. It is the result of a variety of functional gastrointestinal, neurological, and endocrine diseases. The etiology is multifactorial and is not completely known. Further investigations are indicated to determine an identifiable pathology.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can gait disorder, sensorimotor be cured?

As no effect was found on the knee position sense of standing stability, on functional abilities or general performance, it seems likely that a functional and targeted treatment for gait disorder cannot be delivered in short-term, without a previous proof of treatment effect.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get gait disorder, sensorimotor a year in the United States?

The estimated number of people with gait disorder or related disabilities in the U.S. is over 60 million. While many cases of gait disorder would likely not be identified by a patient, their doctor could be the first to note these abnormalities.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How does conventional physical therapy treatment work?

Data from a recent study show that regular training had an impact on balance indices of children with hemiproblems. Improvement in gait patterns was found to have a higher value in the training and rehabilitation team, as well as in the participants.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How serious can gait disorder, sensorimotor be?

People with a history of gait disturbance have a higher risk of future falls. We cannot accurately estimate the risk in the general population because of the cross sectional design of this study. The strongest predictors of falls in this group are postural instability problems and depressive symptoms.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for gait disorder, sensorimotor?

We have found that gait training is effective in improving gait speed as well as functional ability in patients with gait disorders. For example, as a result of gait training, patients are better able to complete activities of daily living. While our research has found that gait training is effective in helping gait disorders patients return to their functional abilities, the field seems unable to agree on how to use gait training for gait disorders in daily life.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is conventional physical therapy treatment typically used in combination with any other treatments?

The percentage of those receiving at least one conventional therapeutic intervention was similar at each hospital in our study, despite the wide use of conventional treatment in conjunction with alternative treatments.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is conventional physical therapy treatment safe for people?

Although the patients with the use of a conventional physical therapy treatment regimen for at least 2 weeks reported no adverse consequences in their rehabilitation courses, an increased rate of adverse events was found for the frail elderly, women, and those on drugs. Further prospective research is needed to determine the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of conventional physical therapy treatment in people who require this therapy option after orthopaedic surgery.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Have there been any new discoveries for treating gait disorder, sensorimotor?

New studies indicate that acupuncture (electrical) for treatment of gait disorders, gait training and gait assistive devices can be equally effective to treadmill training even though they use different ways to rehabilitate gait.

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