Physio study into the heart needs volunteers – males aged 50 and over

@JCU Physio study into the heart needs volunteers – males aged 50 and over

Physio study into the heart needs volunteers – males aged 50 and over

heart study 

Are you male, aged 50 years or older and want to do exercise with vibration?

I am an honours student at James Cook University conducting an innovative study on vibration exercise. For this study, we are looking for people to participate and help us reveal the effect of vibration exercise has on heart rate responses.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Males (50 years and over) who are healthy, are not taking cardiac or respiratory medication (e.g. Ventolin) and do not have a diagnosed disease or condition such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, pacemaker or diabetes.

WHAT

3 sessions of 1 hour each over a 2-3 week period.

Session 1 - Meet and greet, explanation of study and try out all of the equipment.

Session 2 and 3 - Recording of heart rate during a seated rest (10 mins), squatting exercise (30 mins) on a vibration machine (turned on for one session and turned off for the other), and seated recovery (10 min).

WHERE

James Cook University Campus Townsville (Rehabilitation Sciences, room 43.040)

 

The study will take place between March and April, 2016

This is a pioneering study looking at a novel exercise type and your help will advance the knowledge of vibration treatments and how it influences heart function.

WANT MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

If interested, please contact Cameron (Honours Student) via Cameron.siandri@my.jcu.edu.au OR Anthony (Supervisor) on (07) 4781 4576 for more information.