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The effects of whole body vibration on balance disorders
Azadeh Shadmehr
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Ira
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Background and Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration on postural control. The literature of the past 10 years were reviewed to find evidence in the recent literature for a causal association between whole-body vibration and balance disorders, and a dose-response relationship between whole-body vibration and balance disorders.

Methods: Literature search was performed on PubMed, CINAHL, ISI web of science, Scopus, and Magiran databases for literature from 2002 to 2012.

Conclusion: Numerous randomized-controlled clinical trials of high to moderate quality showed similar improvements in postural control after a period of whole-body vibration. Despite the lack of definite evidence, we found a sufficient number of reasons for the use of whole-body vibration in balance disorders. Future research in this field should aim to clarify the most effective dosage of whole-body vibration.

Keywords: Whole-body vibration, balance disorders, postural control
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Type of Study: Review |
Received: 2012/08/27 | Accepted: 2012/12/9 | Published: 2013/10/15
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