Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Effects of Two Intensities of Whole Body Vibration on Fall Related Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Women

Ronald Davis1*, James Rowe2, David L. Nichols1, Charlotte F. Sanborn1, Nancy M. DiMarco3 and Andjelka Pavlovic1
1Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, TX, USA
2Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Stephen F. Austin University, TX, USA
3Institute for Women’s Health, TX, USA
Corresponding author : Ronald Davis
Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425647, Denton, TX 76204
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 15, 2014 Accepted: September 16, 2014 Published: September 20, 2014
Citation: Davis R, Rowe J, Nichols DL, Sanborn CF, DiMarco NM, et al (2014) Effects of Two Intensities of Whole Body Vibration on Fall Related Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Women. J Womens Health, Issues Care 3:6. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000167

Abstract

Effects of Two Intensities of Whole Body Vibration on Fall Related Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Women

Loss of lean tissue mass, bone mineral density (BMD), and postural stability are common with aging. Each of these factors can contribute to an increased risk of falls or fracture. For women, these issues are particularly troubling since the incidence of fracture is approximately twice as high in women as compared to men. One nontraditional intervention suggested to address risks for falling has been the use of whole body vibration (WBV). However, the best training protocol or intensity for use with whole body vibration has not been established.

Keywords: Whole body vibration; Fall risk; Bone mineral density; Balance

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