Improving Balance with Whole Body Vibration
“Short training sessions using controlled whole body vibration 3 times a week for 6 weeks improved gait, body balance, motor capacity, and self-reported QOL in elderly nursing home residents”
Bruyere, Olivier, Marc-Antoine Wuidart, Elio Di Palma, Margaret Gourlay, Olivier Ethgen, Florent Richy, and Jean-Yves Reginster. “Controlled Whole Body Vibration to Decrease Fall Risk and Improve Health-Related Quality of Life of Nursing Home Residents.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86, no. 2 (February 1, 2005): 303–7. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2004.05.019.
“Based on this review, WBV has proven to have more beneficial effects on balance, stability and gait, strength, and physical and physiological properties as compared with conventional treatment”
Madou and Cronin, “The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Physical and Physiological Capability in Special Populations.”
“In the present study, the whole-body vibration exercise had positive effects on isokinetic muscular strength, and balance ability.”
Kim and Park, “Comparison of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise and Plyometric Exercise to Improve Isokinetic Muscular Strength, Jumping Performance and Balance of Female Volleyball Players.”