Next Article in Journal
E-Waste Reverse Supply Chain: A Review and Future Perspectives
Next Article in Special Issue
Do Grade II Ankle Sprains Have Chronic Effects on the Functional Ability of Ballet Dancers Performing Single-Leg Flat-Foot Stance? An Observational Cross-Sectional Study
Previous Article in Journal
Calibration Factor for ASCE 41-17 Modeling Parameters for Stocky Rectangular RC Columns
Previous Article in Special Issue
Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Exercises on Parameters Related to the Sleep Quality in Metabolic Syndrome Individuals: A Clinical Trial Study
Open AccessArticle

Effects of the Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Functionality of Knee Osteoarthritis Individuals

1
Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20950-003, Brazil
2
Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas e Complementares, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes e Policlínica Américo Piquet Carneiro, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20950-003, Brazil
3
Programa de Pós-graduação em Fisiopatologia Clínica e Experimental, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20.551-030, Brazil
4
Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Médicas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20.551-030, Brazil
5
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
6
Departamento de Medicina e Fisioterapia, Universidade de Franca, Franca, SP 14401-426, Brazil
7
Departamento de Fisoterapia, Faculdade Bezerra de Araújo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 23052-180, Brazil
8
GRESPI, Université de Reims, 51100 Reims, France
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(23), 5194; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235194
Received: 19 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 25 November 2019 / Published: 29 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomechanical Spectrum of Human Sport Performance)
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a degenerative disease of the knee joint. This study aims to evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV), auriculotherapy (AT), and the association of these techniques with the functionality of KOA individuals. Individuals (n = 120) were allocated an AT group (GAT), a WBV group (GWBV), an association group (GWBV + AT), and their respective controls (CGAT, CGWBMV, CGWBMV + AT). The WBV intervention was performed with 5–14 Hz in 3 min of working time with 1 min rest. The control group performed the protocol with the vibrating platform (VP) turned off. The AT intervention was performed with adhesive tapes, with seeds placed in the both ears on the Shenmen point, knee joint, and kidney. The control groups had seedless tape placed on both ears. The participants were instructed to press the adhesive tapes with the fingers three times per day (for 6 days) and to remove the adhesive tapes on the seventh day, before returning to the laboratory. The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC), the short physical performance battery (SPPB), and the anterior trunk flexibility (ATF) tests were applied. Acute and cumulative effects were determined. In first session (acute effect of the first session), significant improvements were observed in the groups GWBV (p = 0.03) and GWBV + AT (p = 0.04), and in the cumulative effect a significant improvement was observed in the groups GWBV (p = 0.02) and GWBV + AT (p = 0.01). Concerning the overall score of the SPPB, significant improvements were observed in the individuals of the GWBV (p = 0.01) and GWBV + AT (p = 0.03) groups (cumulative effect). No changes were found in the score for the IKDC. The WBV alone or associated with AT, besides being a safe and feasible strategy, likely produces physiological responses that improve the functionality of KOA individuals, considering the findings of the ATF and the score of the SPPB. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanical vibration; traditional Chinese medicine; balance; flexibility; muscle strength mechanical vibration; traditional Chinese medicine; balance; flexibility; muscle strength
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ribeiro Kütter, C.; Moreira-Marconi, E.; Teixeira-Silva, Y.; Cristina Moura-Fernandes, M.; Gonçalves de Meirelles, A.; José dos Santos Pereira, M.; Chang, S.; Alexandre Bachur, J.; Liane Paineiras-Domingos, L.; Taiar, R.; Bernardo-Filho, M.; da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, D. Effects of the Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Functionality of Knee Osteoarthritis Individuals. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 5194. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235194

AMA Style

Ribeiro Kütter C, Moreira-Marconi E, Teixeira-Silva Y, Cristina Moura-Fernandes M, Gonçalves de Meirelles A, José dos Santos Pereira M, Chang S, Alexandre Bachur J, Liane Paineiras-Domingos L, Taiar R, Bernardo-Filho M, da Cunha de Sá-Caputo D. Effects of the Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Functionality of Knee Osteoarthritis Individuals. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(23):5194. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235194

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ribeiro Kütter, Cristiane; Moreira-Marconi, Eloá; Teixeira-Silva, Ygor; Cristina Moura-Fernandes, Marcia; Gonçalves de Meirelles, Alexandre; José dos Santos Pereira, Mario; Chang, Shyang; Alexandre Bachur, José; Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Laisa; Taiar, Redha; Bernardo-Filho, Mario; da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Danúbia. 2019. "Effects of the Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Functionality of Knee Osteoarthritis Individuals" Appl. Sci. 9, no. 23: 5194. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235194

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop