Application of Whole Body Vibration as Exercise Training

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Nuttaset Manimmanakorn
Apiwan Manimmanakorn


Whole body vibration is an exercise machine to generate vibration to a person who stands on the platform. The vibration stimulates reflex muscle contraction, thereby increases muscle strength, bone mass, and affects to multi-organ systems. There has been some evidences revealed whole body vibration improved physical performances of healthy untrained persons and athletes. In addition, whole body vibration has been introduced for improving quality of care in musculoskeletal and neurological patients including elderly, osteoporosis and stroke. However, the vibration is a relatively new machine that requires further researches for the proper technique, methods and parameters of vibration.


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Manimmanakorn N, Manimmanakorn A. Application of Whole Body Vibration as Exercise Training. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2015 May 9 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];30(1):70. Available from:
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