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Vibration

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 am
by Petr75
2019 Apr 3
Department of Sport Science, University of Freiburg, Germany
Whole-body vibration impedes the deterioration of postural control in patients with multiple sclerosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30991299

Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
The current study aimed to investigate if whole-body vibration (WBV) might attenuate the processing functional and neuromuscular degeneration of postural control in patients with MS.
DESIGN:
Performance in postural control was assessed before and after 6 weeks of a control (CON) and a WBV intervention period.
SETTING:
Laboratory at the University of Freiburg & home-based training PARTICIPANTS: Out of 29 interested participants, 15 subjects with severe MS fit inclusion criteria.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:
Centre of pressure displacement (COP), muscle activity and co-contraction indices of m. soleus (SOL), gastrocnemius medialis (GM), tibialis anterior (TA), biceps (BF) and rectus femoris (RF) as well as SOL H/M-ratios.
RESULTS:
After CON, COP was significantly enhanced with reduced muscle activity in RF and diminished shank muscle co-contraction. After WBV, no changes were observed in COP and neuromuscular control. However, over time, TA activity was reduced, but with no changes in muscle activation of SOL, GM and BF or H/M-ratios.
CONCLUSIONS:
After CON, MS patients experienced substantial deteriorations in postural control which have previously been associated with greater postural instability. No further disease-associated deteriorations were observed following the intervention. Thus, WBV might alleviate neurodegeneration of postural control in people with MS.

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2018 Mar
Effects of controlled whole-body vibration training in improving fall risk factors among individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27976932

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2016 Oct 15
Vibration training improves disability status in multiple sclerosis: A pretest-posttest pilot study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27653872

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2017 Jan 15
Focal muscle vibration, an effective rehabilitative approach in severe gait impairment due to multiple sclerosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28017240

Re: Vibration

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 pm
by Petr75
2019 Apr 30
Student Research Committee, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Whole body vibration improves core muscle strength and endurance in ambulant individuals with multiple sclerosis: A randomized clinical trial
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31071658

Abstract
BACKGROUND:
People with Multiple sclerosis (MS) have been found to impair strength and endurance of core muscles compared with healthy people. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a relatively new method of neuromuscular training which can induce positive effects on mobility and postural control of MS patients.
OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate the effects of a 6-week WBV training program on the strength and endurance of core muscles in patients with MS.
METHODS:
Fifty patients were allocated to two groups, one receiving WBV training (intervention) and one no treatment (control). The endurance of core muscles were evaluated using Sorensen, flexion, and side bridge endurance tests. The strength of core muscles was evaluated using a dynamometer. We used the quality of life-54 questionnaire (MSQOL-54) to evaluate patients` quality of life aspects at baseline and two months after the end of study.
RESULTS:
Forty six patients completed the study (mean age: 37.9 ± 7.7; BMI: 23.8 ± 4.3). All outcome measures including strength and endurance of core muscles as well as MSQOL-54 scores significantly improved in WBV group in comparison to control group. While the within-group comparison showed significant improvement in the WBV group (P < 0.001), in the control group, some outcomes measures including physical and mental components of MSQOL-54 deteriorated (P < 0.001) over the course of study.
CONCLUSIONS:
Our study shows that strength and endurance of core muscles as well as quality of life of MS patients can be positively influenced by a 6-week WBV training. The program was well-tolerated by patients and no adverse event was observed.

Re: Vibration

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm
by CureOrBust
Study results like the above are very questionable. They did not compare it to an alternative core strength exercise such as planking. Testing against nothing? really?

Re: Vibration

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:57 am
by NHE
CureOrBust wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Study results like the above are very questionable. They did not compare it to an alternative core strength exercise such as planking. Testing against nothing? really?
That's great if you can do a plank. Some of us can't.

Oh, pharmas regularly test against nothing, i.e., placebo.