Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
Original Article
A prophylactic effect of local vibration on quadriceps muscle fatigue in non-athletic males: a randomized controlled trial study
Khadijeh OtadiMehri GhasemiShohreh JalaieHossein BagheriMorteza AzizianSaeid EmamdoostHadi SarafrazMustaph Sepahvand
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Keywords: Fatigue, Vibration, Muscles

2019 Volume 31 Issue 3 Pages 223-226


[Purpose] This study was conducted to investigate the immediate prophylactic effects of local vibration on quadriceps muscle fatigue in young non-athletic males. [Participants and Methods] Thirty healthy young males were randomly assigned to vibration and sham control groups. Participants in the local vibration group received a single session vibration (2 minutes, 30 Hz). They also in the control group received a 2-minute vibration, while the vibration system was off. MVC, RMS and median frequency of EMG findings and time to reach fatigue were measured. [Results] Time to reach fatigue and MVC in the local vibration group was significantly high than those in the sham control group. [Conclusion] It seems that the prior local muscle vibration may be useful to attenuate some signs and symptoms of muscle fatigue.

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