Health  Vol.3 No.10 , October 2011
Cystic fibrosis and the relevance of the whole-body vibration exercises in oscillating platforms: a short review
ABSTRACT
Objective: The aim is to present a review about the whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF). Methods: Computerized literature searches were performed using the PubMed databases. Results: A strong interest in studies, considering the number of publications, involving CF and lung was found. Although, the exercises and physical activities seem to have a high relevance in the management of the patients with CF, the number of publications involving these procedures is limited. Moreover, a modality of exercise involving WBV seems to be poorly utilized by the patients with CF and only two papers were found with positive actions. Conclusion: Oscillating platform is a promising technique to manage patients with CF. Moreover, as (i) the use of the oscillating platforms is inexpensive, (ii) the vibration exercise requires less technical abilities as compared to the performance of conventional resistance training and (iii) positive clinical findings have been noticed with the use of WBV in CF, it is suggested to implement the studies involving the application of the exercises with WBV in oscillating platforms to manage the patients with CF.

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nullMaiworm, A. , Monteiro, M. , Santos-Filho, S. , Lopes, A. , Azeredo, L. , Missailidis, S. , Marín, P. and Bernardo-Filho, M. (2011) Cystic fibrosis and the relevance of the whole-body vibration exercises in oscillating platforms: a short review. Health, 3, 656-662. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.310110.
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