Does Stretching Improve Pain?

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess whether a daily, 15-minute stretching routine for one year reduces musculoskeletal pain and improves quality of life in personnel working in the radiology and cardiology departments ata Mayo Clinics and Mayo Clinic Health System sites.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A 15-minute daily stretching program will be implemented for 1 year.
  • Personnel working in the departments of Cardiology and Radiology at Mayo Rochester, Mayo Scottsdale, and Mayo Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Health System.
  • Willing to complete standardized questionnaires (DASH, ODI) to assess work-related pain at baseline and at 1 year.
  • Employees who respond to questionnaires at baseline and 1 year but don’t participate in the stretching exercises will be controls for the study.
  • Willing and able to provide written, informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Inability to participate in the stretching exercises for any reason.
  • Preexisting musculoskeletal problems that has required employees to seek active medical or orthopedic treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Mankato, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Ripudamanjit Singh, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(715) 838-6320

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mandeep Singh, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(507) 538-6325

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

Eau Claire, Wis.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Charles Cagin, D.O.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(715) 838-6320

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Abdallah El Sabbagh, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(715) 838-6320

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

La Crosse, Wis.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Charles Cagin, D.O.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(715) 838-6320

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Eric Yang, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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"Close"
Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Mandeep Singh M.D.

(715) 838-6320

Singh.Mandeep@mayo.edu

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