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Clinical Trial: Gaze and postural stability in persons with MS

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Type of MS: RRMS|SPMS
Treatment mode of action: To improve vision and balance
Number of Subjects: 50
Medication: Exercise based training
Location: Utah
Institutions: University of Utah Contact Information
Brian Loyd, PhD, PT
970-390-1219
Brian.loyd@health.utah.edu

Funding:

National MS Society

Description

The objective of the study is to understand vision and balance stability and prevent falls in clinical populations. We want to understand how people stabilize their vision and posture during head and body movement and how treatment (exercise based training) may improve these skills. Compensation is provided to participants once testing and training has been completed.

What are the objectives?
  • Our overall goal is to understand vision and balance stability and prevent falls in clinical populations.
  • For this study, our primary objective is to understand how people stabilize their vision and posture during head and body movement and how treatment may improve these skills.
Who can enroll?
People between 18 and 65 who are:
  1. Diagnosed with relapsing remitting or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and are able to stand and tolerate head movements without falling
  2. Have some complaints of dizziness
  3. Have fallen in the past year or have fear of falling
What is involved?
  • Testing of MS signs and symptoms and vision and balance abilities
  • Exercise based training for 6 weeks
  • Completion of surveys
How do I enroll?
Contact: Brian Loyd, PhD, PT at:  970-390-1219, Brian.loyd@health.utah.edu 
Or Lee Dibble, PhD, PT, 801-581-4637, Lee.Dibble@hsc.utah.edu

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