Immersion Therapy

Overview

Status: Active, not recruiting
Keywords: Immersion Therapy , Weight Bearing , Fractures of Lower Extremity , Fractures of Pelvis
IRB Number: 00031531
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma

Brief Summary

The purpose of the study is to determine if a new pool-based physical therapy protocol lets people put partial weight on their fractured body part earlier than usual has an effect on the medical outcome. The use of pool therapy to improve and hasten healing of fractures has not been investigated previously, and the study is to obtain information that will help determine if pool therapy is a good way to get people mobilized faster than currently thought.
 
Our objective is to objectively characterize the weight bearing that a human subject experiences while undergoing a standardized physical therapy protocol that utilizes immersion therapy.

Principal Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator:

Contact Information

Name:Nousheen Alasti
Phone: 801-587-5488
Email: Nousheen.Alasti@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

All patients referred to immersion pool therapy at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center.
 
Community and Employee Volunteers

Exclusion Criteria

None