THE EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON POSTURAL CONTROL: THE FREQUENCY OF STIMULATION
Keywords: center of pressure, vibration, post-effect, postural orientation
AbstractThis study investigated the efficacy of high and low-frequency acute whole-body vibration (WBV) on postural control ability. WBV stimulus were applied the following determinants: (1) type (vertical) (2) frequency (30 and 40 Hz), (3) stance position (static squat position), (4) amplitude (4mm mm), (5) knee flexion angle (120°) and time (60s).Motion of the point of application of the vertical component [medio-lateral (ML) and anterio-posterior (AP)] of the ground reaction force (center of pressure, COP). The study results showed that static WBV stimuli given at low and high frequencies and 4 mm amplitude resulted in a different postural adaptation (p<0.05). The somatosensory stimulation more rapidly adapted to the vibration at 40 Hz-4 mm.
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