Whole Body Periodic Acceleration on Blood Lactate and Recovery


Whole-body periodic acceleration (WBPA) is a new, non-invasive, and promising therapy for a diverse and growing list of disorders including cardiovascular disease 6. During WBPA, patients lie in the supine position on a bed that is capable of translating back and forth parallel to the ground, along the head-to-foot axis of the patient. Thus, this treatment is best described as a form of "passive exercise." The frequency of the translation (up to 180 cycles/minute; cpm) as well as the distance traveled (2-24mm) by the bed can be adjusted by the patient or health care professional. The science behind the therapeutic effects of WBPA still remains largely unknown. The objective of this study is to determine if WBPA may be used as an effective way to reduce lactic acid concentrations during recovery after intense exercise more rapidly than previously established methods.

Study Start Date

June 2015

Estimated Completion Date

May 2016


  • Device: Whole Body Periodic Acceleration


  • Internal Medicine: Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine: Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics: Sports Medicine

MeSH Terms

  • Acid-Base Imbalance
  • Acidosis, Lactic
  • Metabolic Diseases

Study ID

New York Institute of Technology -- BHS-1129



Trial ID


Study Type


Trial Phase

Phase 0

Enrollment Quota



New York Institute of Technology

Inclusion Criteria

  • Athletic Individuals who exercise regularly

Exclusion Criteria

  • Any implantable devices
  • currently taking any medication that would effect blood pressure
  • pregnancy




18 Years to 35 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, New York 37.1 miles Brian Harper MD 516-686-3700 bharper@nyit.edu

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