The Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration in College-Aged Individuals
Leisinger, Laura L. (2011). The Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration in College-Aged Individuals. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 92-93
Whole-body vibration (WBV) training is a method of exercise where the individual is exposed to varying frequencies and amplitudes of mechanical vibratory stimuli. WBV training has shown to activate muscle spindle fibers and it has been suggested that WBV may have a beneficial effect on balance and stability. However few studies have been conducted to assess the effects of acute WBV on these parameters. Descriptive statistics were determined by matched pairs T-test for all stability assessments in degrees of movement off level (0.0°). Baseline stability measures while standing (0.43° ± 0.30°) compared to post WBV (0.45° ± 0.36°) showed no significant difference (p > 0.05).
Paper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.
Research completed at the Department of Human Performance Studies