Long-Term Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Human Gait: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Conclusions: WBV training can be effective for improving balance and gait speed in the elderly. The intervention is also effective in improving walking performance following stroke and in patients with knee osteoarthrosis. However, no effect was found on gait quality in the elderly or on balance in stroke and multiple sclerosis patients. The results are too heterogenous in COPD to conclude on the effect of the treatment.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Stem Cells Source Type: news
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Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs
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Source: Stem Cells - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Regenerative Medicine Source Type: research
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View Original Article Here: Tai Chi For Seniors: Exercises, Benefits, and Tips For The Elderly Tai chi, a form of Chinese martial arts that focuses on slow, controlled movements. It’s low impact and gives people with limited mobility a chance to improve their balance, range of motion and coordination. Research shows that tai chi for seniors can reduce the incidence of falls in elderly and at-risk adults by about 43 percent. With fewer than 34 percent of aging adults getting enough exercise, it’s important for caregivers, older individuals and people who work with seniors to know about this gentle but effective ...
Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Clinical trials Systematic review/meta analysis, Restless legs syndrome VIEWS & amp;amp; REVIEWS Source Type: research
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Source: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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