The Effect of Plantar Vibration Stimuli on the Balance of Older Women
The objective of the present study was to identify the effect of direct vibration at a frequency of 100 Hz, applied to the plantar region, on the balance of women aged 60 years or older. The hypothesis is that the place improves body balance.
Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos has indicated that access to an investigational treatment associated with this study is available outside the clinical trial.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effect of Plantar Vibration Stimuli on the Balance of Older Women|
|Study Start Date:||March 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: vibration stimuli||
Other: vibration stimuli
A single physical therapist performed the intervention using a Novafon SK2‡ vibratory stimulation device at a frequency of 100 Hz and sway amplitude of 2 mm. The participants of the experimental group received vibratory stimulation, applied slowly by sliding the head of the device over the entire plantar region for ten minutes for each foot at every session. During the intervention, the participants remained in the supine position on an examination table.