Alyssa Bragg

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Honors Thesis


The risk of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee is two to ten times higher in women than in men. Biomechanical differences, including the stability of the knee, have been identified as potential causes. The purpose of this study was to determine if five days of whole body vibration-based training would result in improvements in the balance of healthy females. Subjects were randomized into treatment and control groups and were pre and post-tested using the Y-Balance test. The treatment group performed six core and lower extremity exercises using a whole body vibration plate over five treatment sessions.

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