This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition respiratory disease
Treatments manual technique, placebo
Sponsor Universidad de Granada
Start date November 2012
End date January 2016
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT01735474, DF0035UG


The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different manual techniques included traditionally on respiratory physical therapy

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Placebo Comparator)
30 people are recruited in order to the inclusion criteria for the study. Placebo controlled.
placebo No intervention
Usual care
(Active Comparator)
30 people are recruited in order to the inclusion criteria for the study. Experimental group.
manual technique Manual therapy.
A manual technique is employed in the intervention group based on passive movement and stretching of the respiratory system. The manual technique includes: stretching of diaphragm. Mobilization. Potentiation of the respiratory muscles.

Primary Outcomes

spirometry parameters
time frame: Baseline, 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

thoracic movement
time frame: at baseline, 6 months
Changes on Functionality scores
time frame: baseline, 6 months
Changes on cardiorespiratory capacity
time frame: baseline, 6 months
spinal movement
time frame: at baseline, 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - subjects with respiratory conditions - Must be able to do spirometry Exclusion Criteria: - subjects with acute processes in their pathologies

Additional Information

Official title Manual Therapy Results on Pulmonary Function and Musculoskeletal Movement
Principal investigator Carmen M Valenza, PH MD
Description Randomized controlled trial. Participants are classified in two groups and they are assessed using pulmonary functions parameters and thoracic and spinal movements. There are two interventions: placebo and a manual technique. Participants will be assessed again at the end of the study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Universidad de Granada.