Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on the Postural Organization of Gait Initiation in Young Adults and Elderly: A Randomized Sham Intervention Study

  title={Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on the Postural Organization of Gait Initiation in Young Adults and Elderly: A Randomized Sham Intervention Study},
  author={Arnaud Delafontaine and Thomas Vialleron and Matthieu Fischer and Guillaume Laffaye and Laurence Ch{\`e}ze and Romain Artico and Francois Genet and Paul Fourcade and Eric Yiou},
  journal={Frontiers in Neurology},
Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a training method that exposes the entire body to mechanical oscillations while standing erect or seated on a vibrating platform. This method is nowadays commonly used by clinicians to improve specific motor outcomes in various sub-populations such as elderly and young healthy adults, either sedentary or well-trained. The present study investigated the effects of acute WBV application on the balance control mechanisms during gait initiation (GI) in young healthy… Expand
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