Author: Itaru Hibino1, Chinatsu Takeda2, Kouta Takahashi3, Tomoya Aoyama4
1 Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Nagoya Gakuin University: 3-1-17 Taiho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 456-0062, Japan.
2 Rehabilitation Center, Tokai Memorial Hospital, Japan.
3 Department of Rehabilitation, Handa Central Hospital, Japan.
4 Department of Rehabilitation, Echizen-cho National Health Insurance Ota Hospital, Japan.
Conference/Journal: J Phys Ther Sci
Date published: 2023 Jun 1
Other: Volume ID: 35 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 414-420 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1589/jpts.35.414. , Word Count: 193
[Purpose] This study aimed to evaluate the changes in lower-extremity muscle strength, balance performance, and body composition. [Participants and Methods] In this study, 21 healthy university students who underwent short-term whole-body vibration training without previous whole-body vibration training participated. The study design was randomized between-groups design. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the three groups; control, training, and whole-body vibration training. All participants completed a six-week training protocol comprising a first two-week training period, two-week rest period following the first training period, and second two-week training period. Over four periods, the participants' lower-extremity muscle strength, balance performance, and body composition were evaluated. Separate three-by-four repeated-measure analyses of variance, with three exercise mode groups and four periods, were initially used to analyze the primary outcome variables; lower-extremity muscle strength, balance performance, and body composition. [Results] In the three groups, lower-extremity muscle strength, static and dynamic balance performances, and body composition showed no changes during all periods. [Conclusion] This study provides a better insight on the responsiveness of short-term whole-body vibration training and will help determine whole-body vibration programs in revalidation and training.
Keywords: Healthy university students; Whole-body vibration training.
PMID: 37266365 PMCID: PMC10231970 DOI: 10.1589/jpts.35.414