Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

A Fibromyalgia Recovery Story by Lynn Lennon

Getting a Great Night Sleep with Fibromyalgia - Even When You've Tried EVERYTHING!

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

5 Health Strategies You Can Learn from Your Dog

Re-evaluating Your Habits

VIDEO: Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Stretches

Review of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Fibromyalgia

 
Print Page
Email Article

Whole-body Vibration Training Improved Balance in Fibromyalgia Patients

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 13, 2013


Editor's comment:  Whole-body vibration training generally consists of a person standing on a vibrating platform and performing simple exercises like squats or lunges.  As the platform vibrates, it causes your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second.  According to the Mayo Clinic, ”Some research shows that whole body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can reduce back pain, improve balance in older adults [and] reduce bone loss.”

Changes in body balance and functional performance following whole-body vibration training in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.

By Borja Sañudo, et al.

Abstract:

Objective: To determine whether an 8-week exercise programme supplemented with whole-body vibration improves body balance and dynamic strength in women with fibromyalgia.

Design: Randomized controlled trial.

Patients: Forty-six participants diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Methods: Participants were randomly assigned to:

  • (i) an exercise training group with whole-body vibration (n = 15), which performed twice-weekly exercise sessions (aerobic exercise, strengthening and flexibility) combined with 3 whole-body vibration training sessions a week (bilateral squats: 6-9 sets of 30 s with 45-s recovery between sets; and unilateral squat: 4-7 sets of 30 s, 30 Hz-4 mm);

  • (ii) an exercise group (n = 15) with the same combined exercise therapy; and

  • (iii) a usual-care control group (n = 16).

Results: Statistically significant improvements in the Medio-Lateral Stability Index and Medio-Lateral Mean Deflection with open eyes were found in the whole-body vibration exercise group compared with the control group. Non-significant effects were found for lower-limb physical function.

Conclusion: The results show that a traditional exercise programme, supplemented with whole-body vibration training, improved balance in women with fibromyalgia. This may represent a key factor for falls prevention in this patient group.

Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, June 24, 2013. By Borja Sañudo, Luis Carrasco, Moisés de Hoyo, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca and Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco. Physical Education and Sports Department, University of Seville, Campus Pirotécnia. C/ Pirotécnia s/n, ES-41013 Sevilla, Spain.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing