Logan University Study Looks at Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Ankle Sprains - Apple Health and Wellness

Logan University Study Looks at Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Ankle Sprains

June 5, 2014 by AppleHW

Logan University is looking for participants for a clinical research study examining how effective a specific nutritional supplement in conjunction with chiropractic care is for patients with acute ankle sprains.

The multisite randomized controlled trial is funded by Standard Process Inc. and studies the effects of chiropractic care used in combination with Ligaplex® I and Glucosamine Synergy®, two nutritional supplements used for acute ligament and muscle support and to maintain healthy joint function.

“Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury, yet we don’t have an effective treatment that speeds up the recovery time,” said Logan University’s Dean of Research Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, FICC. “That’s why we’re doing a rigorous scientific study. If chiropractic care and nutritional supplements are shown to be effective in ankle sprains, we can start studying the treatment for other ligament injuries.”

The study is being conducted at 18 sites, including all of Logan University’s teaching clinics as well as chiropractic clinics in Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Participants are randomly assigned to two groups, either receiving the supplements or a placebo with inactive ingredients.

To qualify for the study, participants must be between the ages of 18 to 50 and have suffered an acute ankle sprain within 14 days prior to receiving chiropractic care for ankle treatment. Participants can earn up to $60, $10 for each of six follow-up assessments over a six-month period.

Those interested in joining the study can contact us at 865.524.1234. Dr. Cole Hosenfeld is spearheading the research for our office and our team would love to talk with you more about the study. 

Logan University is dedicated to maximizing human performance through innovative health education. Education is based on evidence-informed curriculum and immersive opportunities, ensuring Logan graduates can restore health and function to patients by leading in the integrated health care system. Complementing the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, the College of Health Sciences offers accelerated undergraduate coursework, bachelor and master’s degrees, ranging from Sports Science and Rehabilitation to Nutrition and Human Performance. To learn more about Logan University, visit www.logan.edu.

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