Vibration Therapy Effects on Muscle Firing Patterns
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of whole body vibration therapy on muscle firing patterns as measured by EMG analysis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Vibration Therapy Effects on Muscle Firing Patterns|
- Electromyographic analysis of the gastrocnemius muscle
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
Proprioception is the specialized sensory modality that informs the body as to movement, position, and spatial orientation through mechanisms that track sensations accompanying joint movement and position. Mechanoreceptors in joints, along with vestibular, visual, muscle spindle, Golgi tendon organ, ligament and tendon sensory receptors, comprise the propriosensory system, which conveys information to the motor system to maintain equilibrium on a reflexive, automatic basis. Alterations in somatosensory input from mechanoreceptors have been identified as causing aberrant muscle firing patterns.
|United States, Missouri|
|Logan University, College of Chiropractic|
|Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis E. Enix, DC||Logan College of Chiropractic|