The Impact of Whole Body Vibration Therapy on Spasticity and Disability of the Patients with Post-Stroke Hemiplegia

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Alp A.

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, vol.9, no.4, pp.4-5, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-5


Calf muscle spasticity leading spastic movement disorders during walking is the major complex functional problem in post stroke hemiplegia. And a recent RCT suggests that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy of 40 hz/4 mm amplitude for 5 minutes totally 12 sessions improves walking speed in the long term and may be a complementary therapy in gait rehabilitation. Nevertheless, a 2015 systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that WBV training had no beneficial effects in muscle strength.