Manual of Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy

  • Jörn Rittweger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jörn Rittweger, Redha Taiar
      Pages 3-21
    3. Eddy A. van der Zee
      Pages 23-38
    4. Rainer Rawer
      Pages 39-54
    5. Danny A. Riley, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 55-65
  3. Physiological Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Darryl Cochrane, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 69-85
    3. Ramona Ritzmann, Ilhan Karacan, Kemal S. Türker
      Pages 109-120
    4. Ramona Ritzmann, Katya Mileva
      Pages 121-133
    5. Darryl Cochrane, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 155-167
    6. Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Danubia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Alessandro Sartorio, Mario Bernardo-Filho
      Pages 169-184
  4. Use of Vibration for Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Darryl Cochrane
      Pages 187-202
    3. Pedro J. Marín
      Pages 203-211
    4. Darryl Cochrane
      Pages 213-228
    5. Patrick J. Owen, Daniel L. Belavy, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 229-244
  5. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Christina Stark, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 247-254
    3. Martin Runge, Jörn Rittweger
      Pages 255-268
    4. Christina Stark, Ibrahim Duran, Eckhard Schoenau
      Pages 285-317
    5. Rainer Gloeckl
      Pages 319-327
    6. Volker Viereck, Marianne Gamper
      Pages 329-335
    7. Ibrahim Duran, Christina Stark, Eckhard Schoenau
      Pages 337-341
    8. Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Mario Bernardo-Filho
      Pages 363-380
    9. Patrícia Lopes-Souza, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Redha Taiar, Mario Bernardo-Filho
      Pages 381-396

About this book


This book addresses various practical aspects of vibration exercise and vibration therapy. In addition, it describes the technical and physiological background, providing applied scientists and doctors with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential that vibration exercise holds. Having first emerged two decades ago, vibration exercise has since established itself as a widespread form of physical exercise, used in all rehabilitation areas.  The goal of this book is to close the gap between scientific knowledge and practice.

Given that occupational exposure to vibration leads to well-known unfavorable effects, a substantial section of the book is dedicated to potential risks, hazards and contra-indications. Moreover, the application of vibration therapy in a number of specific conditions is presented in a clinically usable fashion. Lastly, the use of vibration as a diagnostic tool will also be discussed.

Given its breadth of coverage, this book will be of interest to physiotherapists and exercise scientists, but also to a wider range of physicians working in the field of rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation Preventive Medicine Exercise Therapy Physiology Countermeasure Exercise Frailty

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörn Rittweger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Aerospace MedicineDepartment of Muscle and Bone Metabolism, German Aerospace Center (DLR)CologneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-43984-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-43985-9
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