Clinical Trial

Soft Tissue Mobilization for Lumbopelvic Pain

Study Description

Soft Tissue Mobilization for Lumbopelvic Pain in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Back pain is one of the most common complaints in pregnancy. It is caused by the growing pregnant abdomen which then strains the lower back and pelvis. Often Obstetricians recommend rest, Tylenol, pelvic support belts, or exercise. Typically, these do not provide the patient much relief. A physical therapy treatment known as soft tissue mobilization (tSTM) has been shown to be helpful in treating various types of pain. This study will explore whether tSTM can improve back pain in pregnancy.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Soft Tissue Mobilization

The technique has been described previously in other descriptions. However, the main goal of this treatment is to address the LDSIL in the manner described previously in order to mobilize the soft tissue in the area.

Procedure - Soft Tissue Massage

For sMass, the subject will be positioned on her side opposite to the most painful side of the lumbosacral spine with the hips flexed to 45 degrees and knees flexed to 90 degrees (with a pillow positioned between them). The investigator will perform superficial (light stroke) massage to the painful side of the lumbosacral region for 5 minutes

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Soft Tissue Mobilization for Lumbopelvic Pain in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03433404

ParticipAid ID

penvPe