International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2019)

Effect of whole body vibration on balance and attention in normal individuals

Author(s): Dr. Anwarali M Gayasi, Dr. RM Singarvelan
Abstract: Background: There is growing evidence that physical exercise has positive effects on cognition. Especially executive functions benefit from physical exercise. Executive functions are associated with the prefrontal cortex. Whole body vibrations are known to stimulate the mechanoreceptors which have an effect on the prefrontal cortex, as it is known that the cognitive functions take place in the prefrontal cortex. Vibrations might have an effect on the cognitive functions because of the stimulation of the mechanoreceptors. Whole body vibrations are also known to increase strength in lower extremity and improve immediate mobility in normal individuals, it could have an impact on balance. In WBV physical fitness can be improved by using vibrating platform, which provides mechanical vibrations. Whole body vibration may be a suitable physical therapy for improving executive functions in persons who are not able to perform physical exercise. Objective:To find out the effect of whole body vibration on balance and attention in normal individuals. Methodology: Sixty normal individuals between the age of 18 to 30 years were selected. Participants had to take a pre-intervention test of one leg stance and colour word interface test. Intervention of whole body vibration was given at 30hz for 4mins and immediately post-intervention test was done and was repeated after 15mins & 30mins. Result: Result of this showed that there is significant difference in pre and post values of one leg stance and colour word interface test. There is significant difference between the pre and the post test results. Conclusion: Whole body vibration has a positive effect on balance and attention in normal individuals and the effect lasts till 30mins
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