{The beneficial effect of whole-body vibration on fitness seems to be well-established in the literature, while its influence on the psyche is still under investigation. Therapeutic vibrations can be generated in several ways, for example: manually (by a physiotherapist) or by mechanical wave, including a sound wave. Editorial note} The aim of Japanese scientists from […]

Vibration is increasingly being used as a form of adjuvant therapy to relieve pain and improve functioning in adult low back pain (LBP) patients. Vibration stimulation can change the pattern of muscle activity and thus improve and strengthen the mobility of various elements of the skeleton, including the lumbar spine (LS), relieving LBP. Backache is […]

It is widely accepted that physical activity is an effective therapeutic strategy in preventing and inhibiting the development of cardiovascular diseases. Recently, in the context of rehabilitation of the elderly, attention has been drawn to a specific “substitute” of physical activity – vibrotherapy. Whole body vibration (WBV) has the potential to replace physical activity by […]

Whole body vibration (WBV) training can affect the neuromuscular system even in unconscious patients because the signals affecting muscle contractions can be controlled by the spinal cord without the cerebral cortex involvement. In addition, as already shown in healthy volunteers, athletes, the elderly, and patients in various hospital departments outside the Intensive Care Units (ICU), […]

The scientific literature describes many techniques of manual respiratory physiotherapy that can be used for a variety of respiratory disorders. Manual respiratory physiotherapy is also proposed for respiratory problems in COVID-19. However, in the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 during manual physiotherapy stimulates consideration of automated techniques to be used (to prevent […]

Vibrotherapy has been used in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) in order to facilitate the removal of the respiratory tract secretions. There are known manual techniques such as vibrations or tapping but also automated techniques with the use of oral devices, e.g. Flutter®, Acapella® or the positive expiratory pressure (PEP) device {Morrison and Milroy [2017] […]

After Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in elderly. The main symptoms relate to various aspects of the movement, such as slowing it down or inhibiting it’s initiation. There is also stiffness (abnormal muscle tone and limited mobility), tremors and postural instability. With several years of dopaminergic treatment, the […]

Disturbances in gait, posture and balance found in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients significantly reduce their mobility, activity, deprive them of independence and lower quality of life. Vibrotherapy, which in many studies improves motor functions, is often used as a non-pharmacological form of rehabilitation. The aim of the presented research was to analyze the effect of […]

The elderly need an appropriate rehabilitation program and physioprophylaxis so the aging process went off in a satisfactory way. Vibration training uses a vibrational mechanical stimulus which affects metabolic processes and health like other forms of physical activity. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of 30 vibration treatments on body fat, […]

Dyspnea, shortness of breath and inability to perform daily activities are the main concerns of COVID-19 patients. Physiotherapy can be an adequate reaction to those symptoms, that’s why scientists from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran, Iran) presented the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation using a few physiotherapeutic techniques, with vibration among others, and exercise therapy in a […]

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