Investigation of Acute Effects of Local Vibration and Whole-Body Vibration Applications

2019-12-09 00:56:35 | BioPortfolio


This study was designed as a single-blind, randomized and cross-over study to investigate and compare the acute effects of local vibration (LV) and whole-body vibration (WBV) applications on postural control in adult patients with ataxia.

The study will be included in patients aged 18-50 years, including ataxia diagnosed by the neurologist and able to walk independently. Patients with pregnancy status, epilepsy, spasticity, implant / endoprosthesis / pacemaker, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, history of fracture in the last 6 months and other neurological diseases other than ataxia will not be included in the study. Between the applications, a washout period of one week will be given to each patient to apply both local and whole body vibrations. The order of application will be decided by the coin toss randomization method. Descriptive evaluations of the patients will be done with Mini-BESTest and Trunk Impairment Scale. Stability limits and postural sways (Bertec Balance Check ScreenerTM), gait time - distance characteristics (GAITRite), functional mobility skills (Timed Up and Go Test), gait performances (10 Meters Walk Test) and static balances (One Leg Stance Test) before, 1 minute after the application and 60 minutes after the application.

Study Design




whole body vibration / local vibration


Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation




Hacettepe University

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