About 30% of people over the age of 65 lose their balance and suffer a fall each year. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an effective way to maintain or enhance skeletal mass in low-mobility individuals without the risks associated with high-impact exercise.
Whole body Vibration stimulates the primary endings of the muscle spindles, activating alpha-motor neurons resulting in muscle contractions. Studies (see research below) have shown that WBV is associated with increases in lower limb muscle strength.
WBV delivers mechanical loading to the skeleton, which increases bone mass and improves postural balance by strengthening skeletal muscles. Balance and gait are improved by enhanced muscle control effected by routine whole body vibration exercise. Strengthening skeletal muscles has a direct effect on coordination and balance.
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Research Articles About Whole Body Vibration and Balance
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Whole body Vibration Exercise for Elderly People
Whole body vibration on elderly persons and its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility
Vibration therapy improves walk, balance in elderly
Low Frequency Vibration Improves Balance in Women With Fibromyalgia
Effects of whole body vibration training on postural control in older individuals
Effect of whole-body vibration exercise on the walking ability in the elderly
Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance
Controlled Whole Body Vibrations Improve Health Related Quality Of Life In Elderly Patients
Balance Training and Exercise with WBV