Dry Needling for Spasticity in Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability due to the presence of spasticity. Different needling techniques, including Botulinum Toxin A are proposed for management of spasticity; however results are conflicting. The presence of spasticity in the upper extremity implies several impairments for daily life activities. No study has investigated the effects of deep dry needling inserted into the targeted...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 5 April 2015.

1 Jan 2014 27 Feb 2015 1 Apr 2015 1 Apr 2015 1 Apr 2015 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment


  • César Fernández-de-las-Peñas