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Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain,, 2013; 21:2,: 165-172,

The Use of Vibration Platforms in Fibromyalgia Syndrome:
Future Prospects

Year: 2013

Iván Chulvi-Medrano, Borja Sañudo, Laura Masiá-Tortosa & Marzo Da Silva-Grigoletto
Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain


Objectives: This review analyzes the information available so as to identify factors influencing whole body vibration training [WBV] and estimates its potential benefits in [FMS]. Finally, we established recommendations [manipulation of variables of vibration stimulus] for applying WBV training in FMS.
Findings: We hypothesized that WBV is an effective and safe type of exercise for FMS. We reasoned that the insignificant amount of muscle damage and the minimal voluntary physical effort involved in WBV training could help in the adherence to physical activity in FMS patients. We found WBV could improve physical fitness [strength and balance] and quality of life, along with promoting a decrease of most important signs and symptoms in FMS [fatigue and pain]. Although no dose–response relationship could be observed, training volume might be an important factor for achieving notable improvements.
Conclusions: We concluded that our results are important because FMS is a very common rheumatic pathology that affects many women, and WBV training seems to be a very practical type of training which may improve quality of life by improving functional physical fitness and symptoms of FMS.

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