Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
15/03/2018
Date assigned
27/03/2018
Last edited
28/03/2018
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

It is assumed that in some patients with pain in the pelvic area, the dorsal joints of the pelvis may be mis-aligned. Due to this mis-aligment some specific ligaments become overstretched and painfull. Pressure on this painful ligament produces pain in a specific area. This procedure is called: the long dorsal ligament (LDL) test. Thus, when positive, this test is an indication of mis-alignment of the pelvic joint.
For patients with pain in the pelvic area there are exercises that are believed to relieve pain because they reposition the pelvic joints. It is unclear whether these exercises really can be effective. This study investigates whether these self-mobilization exercises are effective in correcting sacro-iliac
joint position. For this study patients that apply for treatment in our centre are asked to perform either the specific mobilisating exercise or a sham exercise. If the mobilization is effective the LDL test should be less painful.

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Public

Primary contact

Dr Jan-Paul Van Wingerden

ORCID ID

Contact details

Noordsingel 113
Rotterdam
3035 EM
Netherlands
int-31-10-4642211
jpvanwingerden@sjcn.nl

Type

Scientific

Additional contact

Dr Jan-Paul Van Wingerden

ORCID ID

Contact details

Noordsingel 113
Rotterdam
3035 EM
Netherlands
int-31-10-4642211
jpvanwingerden@sjcn.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SJC201202

Study information

Scientific title

The effect of self-mobilizing exercises for correction of counternutated Sacro-iliac joints in pelvic girdle pain patients

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Self-mobilization exercises are effective in correcting sacro-iliac joint position

Ethics approval

The study was initiated in 2012 (Q4). At that time ethics approval was not required. Study results were presented at a conference. Since it not our primary activity (we are a rehab centre) it took us a long time to convert the study results to a manuscript.

Study design

Randomized controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet.

Condition

Chronic pelvic girdle pain

Intervention

Patients were randomized by pulling a lot from a bag.
Intervention: patients performed a self-mobilisation exercise according to the exercise described by Richard DonTigny.
Control group: patients performed from a similar posture to the intervention group a mobilisation in opposite direction.
Both groups made 3 repetitions of 5 seconds for the exercise.

Intervention type

Behavioural

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measure

1. LDL test (pain provocation of long dorsal sacroiliac ligament) tested before and after each treatment.
2. Pain score visual analogue score before and after each treatment.

Secondary outcome measures

N/A

Overall trial start date

01/06/2012

Overall trial end date

15/06/2013

Reason abandoned (if study stopped)

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients with chronic pelvic girdle pain who came to the Spine & Joint Centre for treatment.
2. Aged 18 years and olderage range
3. Positive LDL test

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

100-150 (50-75 each group)

Participant exclusion criteria

Negative LDL test

Recruitment start date

01/12/2012

Recruitment end date

15/06/2013

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Spine & Joint Centre, the Netherlands
Noordsingel 113
ROTTERDAM
3035 EM
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Spine & Joint Centre

Sponsor details

Noordsingel 113
Rotterdam
3035 EM
Netherlands
int-31-10-4642211
Info@sjcn.nl

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

www.spineandjoint.nl

Funders

Funder type

Not defined

Funder name

Spine & Joint Centre (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

A publication is prepared, however trial registration is required for publication. Results have been presented at the 8th Interdisciplinary World Conference of Low Back and Pelvic Pain in October 2013 (see abstract at https://www.spineandjoint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/abstract-Sam.pdf and poster at https://www.spineandjoint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Poster-A5-Samantha_03.pdf ). Publication as soon as possible.

Intention to publish date

01/04/2018

Participant level data

Available on request

Basic results (scientific)

Mobilizing exercise appears effective. The control exercise has opposite effect, which gives additional information.

Publication list

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes