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Physiol Int, 2017; 103(2): 133-145, PMID: 28639859

The application of whole-body vibration in physiotherapy - A narrative review.

Year: 2017

Stania M, Juras G, Slomka K, Chmielewska D, Krol P
Department of Physiotherapy Basics, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education , Katowice, Poland.


Whole-body vibration (WBV) training is a very popular kind of practice in sport, fitness and physiotherapy. This work reviews the current knowledge regarding the use and effectiveness of WBV in the physiotherapy. The discrepancies between different authors" results are probably due to divergence in WBV training protocols. The paperwork clearly showed that despite its ultimate effects, exercises on a vibration platform are safe, feasible, and well tolerated by patients with different disorders. This narrative review should help physiotherapists verify therapy programs regarding patients" exposure to WBV.

Keywords: Metaanalysis
GID: 4463; Last update: 03.07.2017