|Title: ||Vibration training improves balance in unstable ankles.|
|Affiliation: ||The University of Wolverhampton, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Walsall, United Kingdom. email@example.com|
|Citation: ||International journal of sports medicine, 31 (12):894-900|
|Publisher: ||Georg Thieme Verlag|
|Journal: ||International journal of sports medicine|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|PubMed ID: ||21072738|
|Abstract: ||Functional ankle instability (FAI) is a common condition following ankle injury characterised by increased risk of injury. Ankle sprains are a common acute form of injury suffered in dancing and loss of balance can affect not only risk of injury risk but also performance aesthetics. Whole body vibration training (WBVT) is a new rehabilitation method that has been linked with improving balance and muscle function. 38 female dancers with self reported unilateral FAI were randomly assigned in 2 groups: WBVT and control. Absolute centre of mass (COM) distribution during single leg stance, SEBT normalised research distances and Peroneus longus mean power frequency (f(med)) where measured pre and post 6-week intervention. There was a significant improvement in COM distribution over the 6 weeks from 1.05 ± 0.57 to 0.33 ± 0.42 cm² (P<0.05), and 4 of the 8 planes of direction in the SEBT Ant, Antlat, Med and Antmed from 77.5 ± 7.1 to 84.1 ± 5.8% (P<0.05) compared to control groups during the course of the 6 week training intervention. There was no evidence of improvement in peroneus longus (f(med)) over time (P=0.915) in either group. WBVT improved static balance and SEBT scores amongst dancers exhibiting ankle instability but did not affect peroneus longus muscle fatigue.|
Sprains and Strains
|Appears in Collections: ||Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group|
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