Rehabilitation Research and Practice

Clinical Approaches of Whole Body Vibration Exercises


Publishing date
01 Nov 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jul 2018

1Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Université de Reims, Reims, France

3Universidad de Seville, Seville, Spain

4NorthWestern Mental Health, Parkville, Australia


Clinical Approaches of Whole Body Vibration Exercises

Description

The use of Whole Body Vibration Exercise (WBVE) in clinical settings is becoming ever-present in the literature. As a relatively simple and low skill demand mode of physical activity, WBVE has been used in athletic and aged cohorts. As benefits of WBVE have begun to emerge, it has progressively been applied to clinical populations such as those suffering osteoarthritis or immobilized, affected with fibromyalgia or osteogenesis imperfecta, and diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other undesirable clinical situations. Despite proliferation of WBVE research, there is a lack of synthesis about the safe and effective prescription of WBVE. There is a need for clinicians to be provided with clear recommendations about the parameters of WBVE such as frequency (Hz), amplitude (mm), duration (min), and gravitational load (g) that will be tolerated by suboptimal health populations during rehabilitation and practice.

RCTs or case controlled studies or placebo controlled studies that clearly describe the WBVE intervention that will allow identical replication in other clinical settings, studies that attempt to describe adverse effects (if apparent), studies that demonstrate the valid parameters of the WBV platform (including the direction: vertical or oscillating) with healthy and unhealthy populations, and also papers that provide recommendations for the prescription of the WBVE to improve outcomes relative to the clinical subgroups are welcome. Moreover, the mechanisms of the biological responses are still not well understood, yet the applications using WBVE have grown in various areas mainly in the last ten years. Review papers which describe the current state of the art and papers involving experimental models with animals exposed to WBVE are also desirable.

This special issue aims to provide information to a better and safe use of the Whole Body Vibration Exercises.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Neurophysiological basis of WBVE
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoporosis/osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome
  • Ataxia/multiple sclerosis/ cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Older adults /sarcopenia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuromuscular function and postural control and associated diseases
  • Interventions before and after surgery (rehabilitation)
  • Health promotion/sedentarism

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9123625
  • - Editorial

Clinical Approaches of Whole Body Vibration Exercises

Mario Bernardo-Filho | Redha Taiar | ... | Trentham Furness
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6183654
  • - Research Article

Mirror and Vibration Therapies Effects on the Upper Limbs of Hemiparetic Patients after Stroke: A Pilot Study

Maria da Conceição Barros Oliveira | Danylo Rafhael Costa Silva | ... | Janaína De Moraes Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8180901
  • - Review Article

Clinical Approaches of Whole-Body Vibration Exercises in Individuals with Stroke: A Narrative Revision

Borja Sañudo | Redha Taiar | ... | Mario Bernardo-Filho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5070536
  • - Research Article

Stochastic Resonance Training Improves Balance and Musculoskeletal Well-Being in Office Workers: A Controlled Preventive Intervention Study

Yannik Faes | Clare Maguire | ... | Achim Elfering
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9319258
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of Stochastic Resonance Whole-Body Vibration in Individuals with Unilateral Brain Lesion: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial: Whole-Body Vibration and Neuromuscular Function

Kaspar Herren | Stefan Schmid | ... | Lorenz Radlinger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8491859
  • - Review Article

Effects of Single or Multiple Sessions of Whole Body Vibration in Stroke: Is There Any Evidence to Support the Clinical Use in Rehabilitation?

Cosimo Costantino | Federica Petraglia | ... | Riccardo Giumelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5480214
  • - Research Article

Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Inflammatory Markers in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study

Vanessa K. S. Lage | Ana Cristina R. Lacerda | ... | Vanessa A. Mendonça
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3820615
  • - Research Article

Acute Whole Body Vibration Decreases the Glucose Levels in Elderly Diabetic Women

Maíra Florentino Pessoa | Helga C. Muniz de Souza | ... | Armèle Dornelas de Andrade
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8637573
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Whole Body Vibration Therapy on Spasticity and Disability of the Patients with Poststroke Hemiplegia

Alev Alp | Bilge Efe | ... | Selim Mahmut Günay
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5798265
  • - Research Article

Whole-Body Vibration Does Not Seem to Affect Postural Control in Healthy Active Older Women

P. S. C. Gomes | M. O. Campos | ... | I. A. Fernandes
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