Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

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Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby WBV » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:54 am

Please feel free to ask me questions in regard to what are the correct machines to use!

Resistance training and vibration improve muscle strength and functional capacity in female patients with multiple sclerosis.
Eftekhari E, Mostahfezian M, Etemadifar M, Zafari A.
Source: Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an eight-week progressive resistance training and vibration program on strength and ambulatory function in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

METHODS: Twenty-Four female MS patients with the following demographics: age 27-45 years, and expanded disability status scale (EDSS) 2-4, participated in this study. The subjects were randomly allocated to one of two groups. The exercise group (n = 12) trained according to a progressive program, mainly consisting of resistance training and vibration, three times a week for eight weeks and compared with subjects in the control group (n = 12) that received no intervention. Subjects completed one set of 5-12 reps at%50-70 maximal voluntary contraction (MVC). After 5-10 minutes rest, six postures on plate vibration were done. Isotonic MVC of knee extensors, abduction of the scapula and downward rotation of the scapular girdle muscle groups were predicted by using the Brzycki formula. Right leg balance (RLB), left leg balance (LLB), and walking speed (10-Meter Walk Test) were assessed before and after the training program. Descriptive statistics and Co-variance were used for analyzing data.

RESULTS: After eight weeks of training the exercise group showed significant increase in MVC of Knee extensors (32.3%), Abduction of the scapula (24.7%) and Downward Rotation Scapular (39.1%) muscle groups, RLB (33.5%), LLB (9.5%), and decrease in 10-Meter Walk Test (10MWT) (9.3%), (P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicated this type of training can cause improvements in muscle strength and functional capacity in patients with multiple sclerosis
KEYWORDS: Multiple Sclerosis, Resistance Training, Whole Body Vibration
PMID: 23342227
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby ElliotB » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:02 pm

When you state that the control group "received no intervention", what exactly does that mean? Did they do the same exercises but WITHOUT the vibration plate machine or did they not do any additional exercise at all?
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby WBV » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:06 am

ElliotB wrote:When you state that the control group "received no intervention", what exactly does that mean? Did they do the same exercises but WITHOUT the vibration plate machine or did they not do any additional exercise at all?


No intervention in this study means no additional exercise.
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby David1949 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Do you have a link to the study?

What is the vibrating Plate?
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby WBV » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:30 am

David1949 wrote:Do you have a link to the study?

What is the vibrating Plate?


Please find the link below:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?te ... A+23342227

The machine used is a Galileo Side Alternating Plate
They are expensive but there are some very good copies at an affordable price available!
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby ElliotB » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:21 pm

"No intervention in this study means no additional exercise."

The parameters of this study don't make any sense, sorry.
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby NHE » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 pm

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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby NHE » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:12 am

NHE wrote:Here's a link to the full paper.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl ... -3-279.pdf

After reading this paper, I think that it would have been interesting for there to have been three treatment groups in order to isolate the effects of resistance training vs. whole body vibration.
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby ElliotB » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:02 am

At the least, the two groups should have done the identical exercises, once with the Vibration machine and one without.
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby WBV » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:28 am

Here is another study for your attention:

Effects of vibrotherapy on postural control, functionality and fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients.

Neurologia. 2011 Jun 22. Department of de Fisioterapia, Terapia Ocupacional, Rehabilitación y Medicina Física, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Madrid, España

Introduction: Postural and balance disorders, functionality impairment and fatigue, are the most incapacitating problems in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Whole Body Vibration (WBV), through the transmission of mechanical stimuli, appears to be a useful therapeutic tool in the treatment of neurological diseases. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of the WBV on postural control, balance, functionality and fatigue in patients with MS.

Materials & Methods: A total of 34 patients with mild-moderate MS were randomised into a control group and an intervention group. For the intervention group, the protocol consisted of 5 consecutive days, daily series of 5 periods of 1minute of duration of WBV at a frequency of 6Hz. Posturographic assessment using the Sensory Organization Test (SOT) and Motor Control Test (MCT), the Timed Get Up and Go Test, 10 metres Test, the Berg Balance Scale and Krupp’s Fatigue Severity Scale were used before and after intervention.

Results: The analysis showed improvements in the intervention group for conditions SOT 1, SOT 3 and latency in MCT. In the comparison between groups, only the latency or reaction time in MCT improved significantly in favour of the intervention group (from 173.78±12.46 to 161.25±13.64ms; P=.04). No side-effects were found.
Conclusions: The results of this pilot study show that WBV can improve, in the short-term, the time of response to recover the uprightness after sudden disturbances, appearing as a possible therapeutic tool maintaining balance and posture.

PMID:21703724
Is 8 weeks of side-alternating WBV a safe & acceptable modality to improve functional performance in Multiple Sclerosis patients
Disabil Rehabil. 2011 Oct 12. School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University , Palmerston North , New Zealand.
Purpose: To examine whether an 8-week period of side-alternating whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise is an acceptable and effective exercise intervention to improve and maintain functional performance in multiple sclerosis people.
Methods: A total of 15 participants with MS (11 women [mean age 50.2 ± 6.9 years; body mass 65.7 ± 19.2 kg; height 165.3 ± 6.1 cm; EDSS 3.5 ± 0.9] and 4 males [mean age 50.5 ± 5.2 years; body mass 85.3 ± 16.0 kg; height 175.3 ± 3.2 cm; EDSS 3.4 ± 0.5]) were selected for this study. Quality of life, timed up-and-go, functional reach, standing balance and 10-m walk test were performed prior to and after 4 and 8 weeks of vibration exercise, and 2 weeks after cessation of vibration exercise.

Results: There was no evidence of vibration exercise producing any anxiety or discomfort. Compared with baseline measurements, the 10-m walk test showed significant improvements in 2, 8 and 10 m times at 8 week (p < 0.05) and 2 week post-vibration (p < 0.05). Timed up-and-go demonstrated a significant and positive time effect (p < 0.05). Standing balance showed significant improvements from baseline, at 4- (p < 0.05) and 2-weeks post-vibration (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: This is the first study to investigate side-alternating WBV as an exercise training modality for MS people. From an active MS population, this study has shown that WBV training not only improved the standing balance and walking time but there were also no adverse effects from using this modality.
PMID:21992525
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Re: Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy for MS Study #1

Postby 1eye » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:41 pm

Mechanisms may include restoration of individual nerves or neuroplastic learning of old tasks with new nerves, I think the latter is more likely, but it's nice to see proof it can be done. We are all faced with retraining being the only way to recover from "permanent" nerve damage..
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