Chapter 17: Vibration Therapy
Vibratory amplitude is the primary determinant of effective vibratory stimuli.
Vibratory stimuli have no effect on bone healing in humans.
Whole body vibration and local muscle vibration both induce gravitational loading.
Vibration therapy can have adverse effects if a patient is exposed for too long or at higher frequencies.
Greater improvements in clinical outcomes are typically noted in healthy subjects compared to injured or diseased individuals.
Vibration therapy, in conjunction with traditional rehabilitation, may be effective for treating _____.
a. bone loss in older individuals
b. balance deficits following injury
The range of vibration frequencies necessary to elicit gains in muscle strength is ______.
Vibration has been demonstrated to improve dynamic postural control in individuals with _____.
a. anterior cruciate ligament injury
b. functional ankle instability