Acute effects of whole body vibration on directionality and reaction time latency of trunk muscles: the importance of rest and implications for spine stability.

@article{Arora2013AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of whole body vibration on directionality and reaction time latency of trunk muscles: the importance of rest and implications for spine stability.},
  author={Neha Arora and Sylvain Gabriel Grenier},
  journal={Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={394-401}
}
Workplace exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) has been identified as one of the major physical risk factors encountered by the population. There are indications that, subsequent to a perturbation, impaired reflex response could allow for destabilization of the spine, possibly leading to injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate if WBV alters reflex response of trunk muscles and if the direction of perturbation (flexion or extension or lateral) and delay between exposure and… CONTINUE READING