Whole Body Vibration Exercises on Physiological and Hemodynamic Parameters of Spinal Cord Injury Individuals: A Systematic Review

Laisa Liane Paineiras Domingos, Danubia da Cunha de Sa-Caputo, Eliane O Guedes-Aguiar, Eloa Moreira-Marconi, Marcia Cristina Moura-Fernandes, Aline Silva Reis, Pedro J Marin, Christina Stark, Marianne Mario Bernardo-Filho
2018 Journal of Spine  
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating clinical disorder that results in permanent and undesirable neurologic deficit. Exercises could bring benefits as the whole body vibration (WBV) exercises. Objective: The aim of this review is describe the effects of the WBV exercises on physiological and hemodynamic parameters of SCI individuals. Methods: Searches in PubMed and PEDRo databases with specific keywords were performed. Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria to be evaluated and the
more » ... luated and the level of evidence and the methodological quality (PEDRo scale) were determined. Results: Although many variations of the WBV exercise protocols, responses were found on physiological and hemodynamic parameters. Conclusion: Previous studies suggest that the WBV exercise can be a possible tool to be incorporated in rehabilitation programs of the SCI individuals.
doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000426 fatcat:rwyro5lfnffvbcplzxzvg7ymne