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Application of Vibration Training in People with Common Neurological Disorders

  • Feng YangEmail author
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Abstract

Controlled whole-body vibration training has been widely used as an alternative and non-pharmacological therapeutic modality of exercise training among healthy individuals, such as athletes and older adults. It has also recently received attentions from researchers in motor rehabilitation fields to improve neuromuscular functions in people with neurological disorders. This chapter summarizes the recent progress of vibration training in neurorehabilitation among people with common movement dysfunctions, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Overall, a bulk of evidence supports the beneficial effect of vibration training on neuromuscular functions among people with neurological disorders. However, there are limitations associated with current studies. Potential directions for future research in this area are also discussed.

Keywords

Movement disease Fall prevention Functional performance Dose-response relationship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Kinesiology and HealthGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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