Effect of Whole Body Vibration Therapy on Selected Musculo-Skeletal Parameters of Untrained University Adolescents
The study focused on the effect of whole body vibration therapy on selected musculo-skeletal parameters of untrained University
adolescents. Twenty (20) participants volunteered to be part of this study and were recruited purposively. Their consent was sought to be part of the study while measurements were taken before they were exposed to the whole body vibration treatment for a period of twelve weeks. This study was hinged on the second law of motion as postulated by Sir Isaac Newton. Four main hypotheses were formulated in the study while student t-test was used to analyse the hypotheses. Results showed that significant effect of treatment exists in arm muscle strength (Crit-t = 2.00, Cal.t = 7.636, df = 19,P<.05), hip flexibility (Crit-t = 2.00, Cal.t =4.659, df = 19,p<.05), average leg power (Crit-t = 2.00, Cal.t = 4.098, df = 19,p<.05) and peak leg power (Crit-t = 2.00, Cal.t = 3.551, df =
19,p<.05). It was recommended that whole body vibration be adopted as a viable therapy to help improve musculo-skeletal
parameters of inactive persons who are sedentary.