Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport: Clinical practice and treatment exercises

Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport: Clinical practice and treatment exercises

by Alfio Albasini, Martin Krause, Ingo Volker Rembitzki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702031739

ISBN-13: 9780702031731

Pub. Date: 12/28/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This innovative new manual demonstrates the application of vibration technology to the treatment of pathologies such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, stroke and different musculoskeletal disorders. It covers pathology on the upper and lower extremities as well as the whole spine. New treatment strategies are practically and logically presented with recommended

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This innovative new manual demonstrates the application of vibration technology to the treatment of pathologies such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, stroke and different musculoskeletal disorders. It covers pathology on the upper and lower extremities as well as the whole spine. New treatment strategies are practically and logically presented with recommended exercises and accompanying instructions that can be applied using the vibration platforms. Rationale is given for selected vibration frequencies, amplitudes and modes for the duration and frequency of the exercise session. The manual is grounded in evidence underpinned by a thorough literature review (including a balanced view of both pros and cons) and clinical cases. The authors present clinical treatment parameters that are evidence-based and have supportive physiological rationale that is consistent with the nature of the pathology being treated. The text is further supported by online access to over 35 video clips demonstrating the possible treatment exercises.

• First book of its kind applying evidence-based vibration technology to physical (physiotherapy) and sport therapy practice
• Exercise recommendations accompanied by over 70 four-colour illustrations
• Indications and contra-indications in clinical practice
• Comprehensive literature review of evidence base and principles
• Written and supported by experts actively applying this technology to their practice
• Access to PIN-protected website with over 35 exercise video clips (www.usingwholebodyvibration.com)- see inside front cover for your PIN and instructions on how to register

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702031731
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Martha R. Hinman Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Introduction History Is vibration a natural stimulus? Definition Commercial devices that deliver WBV

Chapter 2 Biomechanic principles of WBV The inverted pendulum and walking Simple harmonic motion (SHM) Motor control:length, stiffness and potential Stiffness Resonance Force exerted by stretched or compressed material Elastic potential energy Hill model of viscoelasticity and motor control Generation of torque and the conservation of momentum Inverse dynamics Eccentric exercise and plyometrics Tensegrity Conclusion

Chapter 3 Theoretical considerations in the clinical application of WBV to sarcopenia, osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome Sarcopenia WBV and muscle function Immune function and Sarcopenia Bone Clinical affects of WBV on bone density Clinical affects of WBV on obesity and metabolic syndrome Conclusion

Chapter 4 Indications and contraindications in the clinical application of WBV: immediate and long term affects and their influence on the selection of dosage Indications Contraindicators Clinical research on acute and long-term effects of WBV The influence of WBV on pain Conclusion

Chapter 5 Whole body vibration: treatment with patients or athletes Preparation for Therapy Guidelines and indications using examples of exercises for specific clinical conditions Exercise proposals Strengtheningexercises

Chapter 6 WBV as a warm-up prior to sport - effects on flexibility Whole body vibration and the effect on flexibility: a review Conclusion Exercises proposals: stretching section Appendix: Synopsis of research intoWBV Index

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