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Does whole body vibration have clinically significant neurophysiological and neurovascular implications?

Does whole body vibration have clinically significant neurophysiological and neurovascular implications?

Robbins, Dan, Zeinstra, Edzard, Jimenez, Alfonso and Goss-Sampson, Mark (2012) Does whole body vibration have clinically significant neurophysiological and neurovascular implications? International Journal of Prevention and Treatment, 1 (2). pp. 18-26. ISSN 2167-728X (Print), 2167-7298 (Online) (doi:10.5923/j.ijpt.20120102.01)

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Abstract

Whole body vibration has received much attention as an innovative approach to exercise, leading to constantly increasing attention fro m the scientific community. Previous research considering occupational vibration has illustrated the risks associated with high levels of exposure to vibration; however during vibration exercise the exposure duration is much shorter and therefore the potential complications must be reconsidered. This review brings together research from various aspects of occupational vibration, clinical research and vibration exercise to address issues within the context of health and
safety with a particular focus on neurophysiological and neurovascular responses. The results indicate that peripheral nerve and blood vessels are exposed to risks such as compression, shear stress and altered function as a response to vibration. However, correct planning and implementation of exercise protocols should effectively control these risks. By summarising the areas that have received attention an overview of potential complications will be achieved; with an understanding of which factors prevent participation and those that simply require an amended approach to vibration exercise.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: whole-body vibration, exercise, nerve, neurophysiology, neurovascular
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
School of Science > Centre for Sports Sciences & Human Performance
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 14:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11360

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