Investigating the impact of a spinal mobilisation intervention in people with multiple sclerosis
  The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of spinal mobilisation therapy in MS patients, objectively analysing spinal tissue stiffness and movement patterns using biomechanical measures as well as qualitatively through use of quality of life questionnaires. The project is expected to contribute to MS patients and their rehabilitation experience and academically within MS and spinal therapy research. The pilot study completed investigated the immediate effect of spinal mobilisation therapy on sufferers of lower back pain on para-spinal muscular stiffness. The results from this study will help to design the following study investigating the same intervention in an MS population. The subsequent study will be a longitudinal analysis that will investigate the long-term effect of the intervention. This will investigate para-spinal stiffness as well as a kinetic and kinematic analysis of balance and walking abilities and a quality of life study.

  • Dates:

    2015 to 2020

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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