2019 Graduate Student Showcase
 

Title of Submission

The Biomechanical Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy Compared to Traditional Exercise for Osteoporosis Adults

Degree Program

Biophysical Studies, MS

Major Advisor Name

Tyler Brown

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster

Judging Session

Both Judging Sessions

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a chronic progressive disease, in which bone loss is the leading cause for men and women. Previous literature has shown that one of the safest physical activity forms is Whole-body vibration therapy (WBV) training which helps increase muscle mass and bone density. The purpose of this study is to determine if WBV is a more efficient form of exercise for adults with osteoporosis compared to traditional exercise interventions. This study will have 3 groups: Group 1 will be completing the Too Fit to Fracture exercise program. Group 3 will be the controlled group that does not complete anything.

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