The owners of OsflowUSA Distribution LLC, Judith and Christoph Rudolf donated an OSFLOW® device to The Faculty of the College of Health Professions and Social Work Florida Gulf Coast University for educational purpose. The donation was well received by Dr. Arie van Duijn, FGCU and Dr. Eric Shamus, FGCU on July 13th 2016.
The Faculty of the College of Health Professions and Social Work Florida Gulf Coast University conducted a scientific study in 2016. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the counter-clockwise oscillating vibration platform (OSFLOW®) has a significant effect on older adult’s balance and postural sway. The OSFLOW® counterclockwise oscillation vibration platform was used for this study. The device was calibrated to 10 Hertz. Each participant was asked to attend four sessions a week for the five-week period.
There was a statistically significant increase in balance confidence per ABC Balance Confidence
Scale. In addition, anecdotally, the most frequently noted improvement was in posture. Many of the participants described feeling that their posture was improving, noting that they felt it easier to stand straight with their shoulders back and cervical spine in a neutral position. Others reported feeling that they had made improvements in their sleep patterns, decreased joint pain, or increased sense of energy.