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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2(2), 17; doi:10.3390/jfmk2020017

The Use of Vibration as Physical Exercise and Therapy

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Health, Institut des Etudes Universitaries, UniPoliSI, Route de Miège, 29 CH-3968 Veyras, Switzerland
Academic Editor: Olivier Hue
Received: 23 April 2017 / Revised: 16 May 2017 / Accepted: 17 May 2017 / Published: 19 May 2017
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Abstract

Musculoskeletal vibration stimulation is the topic chosen for this review. The aim is to discuss this interesting, but poorly analyzed topic in the current literature in order to explain and help readers to better understand the effects of vibration used as an exercise intervention and therapy for muscle, bone, and cartilage tissues. The use of vibration stimulation for enhancing athletic performance and therapeutic use is considered an important matter of medical biology that has developed in the last three decades. Current evidence suggests that vibration is effective in enhancing musculoskeletal strength and power capacity and improving physical conditions in patients with related disorders such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, although the mechanisms mediating these effects are still not well known. View Full-Text
Keywords: vibration plate; neuromuscular adaptations; bone; cartilage; muscle; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis vibration plate; neuromuscular adaptations; bone; cartilage; muscle; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis
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Musumeci, G. The Use of Vibration as Physical Exercise and Therapy. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2, 17.

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