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ACE Report #5318
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Whole body vibration improves mobility function in children with cerebral palsy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of whole body vibration training on mobility in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled experimenter-blinded study

Clin Rehabil. 2013 Jul;27(7):599-607. doi: 10.1177/0269215512470673. Epub 2013 Feb 14

Contributing Authors: BK Lee SC Chon

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Synopsis

Thirty children with cerebral palsy were randomized to receive either 8 weeks of whole body vibration (WBV) plus conventional physical therapy or conventional physical therapy alone. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of WBV therapy on leg muscle power and gait function. Following the 8 weeks of therapy, results indicated that patients who received whole body vibration improved s...

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