Participants required for physiotherapy clinical trial
12 June 2012
Author: MS Trust
Dr Jenny Freeman and Esther Fox at the School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth, are currently running a multi-centre clinical trial investigating different types of physiotherapy exercise for people with mobility and balance difficulties.
They are looking for people with MS who are experiencing mild to moderate difficulties with balance and mobility and who are not currently participating in another clinical trial. To be eligible, participants need to live within a 20 mile radius of the centres:
- Hewas Water, Cornwall
- Newton Abbot
If you have MS, are aged over 18 years, are able to walk independently with or without a walking aid such as a stick, and have not had a relapse within the past three months you may be eligible to participate in this study. The study will require your involvement for 16 weeks in total.
You will participate in one to one exercise sessions with a physiotherapist over a 12 week period, during which time you will also be asked to undertake a home exercise programme. Over this time you will also be required to undergo three assessment sessions, involving tests of your balance and mobility. Your travel expenses for attending these sessions will be reimbursed.
If you would like further information please call Esther Fox (Trial co-ordinator), on 01752 587599 or email email@example.com.
This study has been fully funded by the MS Trust.