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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12615000602527
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
28/05/2015
Date registered
9/06/2015
Date last updated
17/01/2019
Date data sharing statement initially provided
17/01/2019
Date results information initially provided
17/01/2019
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The Effects of GYROKINESIS 'Registered Trademark' on Posture and Spinal Mobility in Adults with Thoracic Kyphosis Posture
Scientific title
The Effects of GYROKINESIS 'Registered Trademark' on Posture and Spinal Mobility in Adults with Thoracic Kyphosis Posture
Secondary ID [1] 286826 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Thoracic Kyphosis Posture 295206 0
Condition category
Condition code
Musculoskeletal 295456 295456 0 0
Other muscular and skeletal disorders
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 295516 295516 0 0
Physiotherapy

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The intervention group will receive exercise trainings twice a week, lasting for 12 weeks in total. The exercise trainings will be delivered in a group of 6 to 8 participants by a physiotherapist. Gyrokinesis classes are 60-90 minutes long. Each class begins on a chair with a gentle warm up sequence to awaken the senses, and stimulate the nervous system. This is followed by a series of fluid spinal motions which increase range of motion, and prepare the body to explore more complex movements with agility, and ease. Class continues on the floor with exercises that expand on the spinal motions, gradually adding more complex sequences, incorporating more movements of the hips, shoulders, hands and feet. The floor exercises are followed by a rhythmic standing sequence that incorporates balance, and cardiovascular exercises.
Intervention code [1] 291985 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
Participants in control group will maintain their usual daily activities.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 295185 0
thoracic kyphosis angles in habitual posture: assessed by a digital double inclinometer
Timepoint [1] 295185 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Primary outcome [2] 295186 0
Thoracic mobility: a digital double inclinometer
Timepoint [2] 295186 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Primary outcome [3] 295249 0
thoracic kyphosis angles in self-corrected posture: assessed by a digital double inclinometer
Timepoint [3] 295249 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Secondary outcome [1] 314978 0
Chest expansion: assessed by a tape ruler
Timepoint [1] 314978 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Secondary outcome [2] 314979 0
Abdominal muscle endurance: timed holding test
Timepoint [2] 314979 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Secondary outcome [3] 314980 0
Back extensor endurance: Sorensen test
Timepoint [3] 314980 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Secondary outcome [4] 314981 0
Core stability: Plank test
Timepoint [4] 314981 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention
Secondary outcome [5] 314982 0
Standing forward bending test: a box with a meter
Timepoint [5] 314982 0
baseline, after 6-week intervention, after 12-week intervention and at 8 weeks after intervention

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Adults with thoracic kyphosis angle greater than 40 degrees
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
40 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
(1) Scoliosis
(2) Pregnancy
(3) History of spinal surgery
(4) Previous fracture

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 6909 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
State/province [1] 6909 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 291373 0
University
Name [1] 291373 0
National Yang-Ming University
Address [1] 291373 0
No.155, Sec.2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
Country [1] 291373 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
National Yang-Ming University
Address
155, Sec. 2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
Country
Taiwan, Province Of China
Secondary sponsor category [1] 290052 0
None
Name [1] 290052 0
Address [1] 290052 0
Country [1] 290052 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 292931 0
Institutional Review Board of National Yang-Ming University
Ethics committee address [1] 292931 0
No.155, Sec.2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
Ethics committee country [1] 292931 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 292931 0
Approval date [1] 292931 0
01/07/2014
Ethics approval number [1] 292931 0
YM103039

Summary
Brief summary
Exercises have been recommended as a major intervention for managing faulty posture. Gyrokinesis is an exercise system comprising circular, fluid movements that, like yoga, pair breath with movement. Benefits of this form of exercise are purported to improve flexibility, muscle strength, and posture. However, its effects have not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of the study will be to investigate the effects of GYROKINESIS 'Registered Trademark' on posture and spinal mobility in adults with thoracic kyphosis posture.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 57674 0
A/Prof Tzyy-Jiuan Wang
Address 57674 0
No.155, Sec.2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
National Yang-Ming University
Country 57674 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
Phone 57674 0
+886-2-28267091
Fax 57674 0
+886-2-28201841
Email 57674 0
tjwang@ym.edu.tw
Contact person for public queries
Name 57675 0
A/Prof Tzyy-Jiuan Wang
Address 57675 0
No.155, Sec.2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
National Yang-Ming University
Country 57675 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
Phone 57675 0
+886-2-28267091
Fax 57675 0
+886-2-28201841
Email 57675 0
tjwang@ym.edu.tw
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 57676 0
A/Prof Tzyy-Jiuan Wang
Address 57676 0
No.155, Sec.2, Li-Nong Street, Beitou District, Taipei, 11221
National Yang-Ming University
Country 57676 0
Taiwan, Province Of China
Phone 57676 0
+886-2-28267091
Fax 57676 0
+886-2-28201841
Email 57676 0
tjwang@ym.edu.tw

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
privacy concern
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
No
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
No
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary