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The Effect of Plantar Vibration Stimuli on the Balance of Older Women

2014-07-23 21:11:15 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Study Design

Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Deficit Elderly Women With Body Balance

Intervention

vibration stimuli

Status

Completed

Source

Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:15-0400

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