Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport is an innovative new manual demonstrating 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 which 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 40 video clips demonstrating the possible treatment exercises.
This must-have guide for clinicians and therapists enables use of whole body vibration as a treatment and ensures best practice throughout.
•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 40 exercise video clips (www.usingwholebodyvibration.com)- see inside front cover for your PIN and instructions on how to register
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Is vibration a natural stimulus?
Commercial devices that deliver WBV
Chapter 2 Biomechanic principles of whole body vibration
The inverted pendulum and walking
Simple harmonic motion
Motor-control – length, stiffness and potential
Force exerted by stretched or compressed material and tensegrity
Elastic potential energy
Hill-model of visco-elasticity and motor control
Generation of torque and the conservation of momentum
Eccentric exercise and plyometrics
Chapter 3 Theoretical considerations in the clinical application of
whole body vibration (WBV) to sarcopenia, osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome
WBV and muscle function
Immune function and Sarcopenia
Clinical affects of WBV on bone density
Clinical affects of WBV on obesity and diabetes
Chapter 4 Indications and contra-indications in the clinical application
of WBV immediate and long term affects and their influence on the selection
Clinical research on acute and long term affects of WBV
The influence of WBV on pain
Chapter 5 Preparation for therapy
Guiding the patient through whole body vibration therapy
Possible side effects
Chapter 6 WBV as a warm-up prior to sport - effects on flexibility
Exercise proposals – stretching section
By Alfio Albasini, PT, GradDip Manip Therap, International Teacher; Chairman Scientific Committee Congresso Roma; Martin Krause, Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy). Graduate Certificate Health Science Education. Master of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy). Graduate Diploma Health Science (Exercise & Sport). Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Private Practitioner, Sydney, Australia. and Ingo Volker Rembitzki, PT, Instr. WBV Therapie, Projectmanagement Medical Affairs, Physical therapist, personal trainer, project manager for the medical industry (Otto Bock Health Care GmbH) and medical network manager