Force plate testing

Posture affects the way the body stands and moves, so we wanted to see how using GRAVITY changed the way forces acted through the feet. The research team used a force plate to capture data about how much pressure was acting on the foot, and where. These forces are then communicated throughout the rest of the body, giving us an overall impression of how GRAVITY affects movement and mobility.

Researchers:

  • Paula Esson, College of Bowen Studies, Clinical Director of NIHP, BSc Sport Science specialising in Exercise Physiology, Cert Ed. (Certificate in Education), ECBS (European College of Bowen Studies), AiM: Anatomy in Motion. 

  • Dean Glozier, The Westoe Practice and the Biomechanics Centre, BSC Hons, MChs, HCPC reg, Dip HYP

Using a sample of people, we carried out research using a force plate sensor before and after using GRAVITY. We also used a health questionnaire before testing began.    

Reduced sway.

  • Reduced forward and backwards movement of the torso post GRAVITY = less work.
  •  Improved organisation of whole body movement
  • Improved posture
  • Increased clarity – due to less effort?

Findings.

  • Improved average centre of gravity in 20 subjects on the sagittal plane. 3.05% (FHP)
  • Using GRAVITY had no negative impact on existing good balance
  • Using GRAVITY improved general stability (sway) in 18/20 of the subject group.

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest