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1. Citation: Saquetto, M., Carvalho, V., Silva, C., Conceicao, C., & Gomes-Neto, M. (2015). The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, 15(2), 137-144.
Keywords: Cerebral Palsy, Exercise, Whole-body Vibration, Mobility
Abstract: Reviews evidence for the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) on physiologic and functional outcomes of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Based on 6 studies (176 patients) comparing WBV to exercise and/or control finds that WBV results in improvement in gait speed, gross motor function dimension E and femur bone density. Meta-analysis also showed a nonsignificant difference in muscle strength and gross motor function dimension D. Concludes that WBV could be considered for inclusion in rehabilitation programs.
Link to Full Text:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26032205
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133716/
Record Updated:2017-01-26
 

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