Continuing Medical Education Self-Assessment Questions Vol. 50, No. 2 - April 2014. Focal vibration in neurorehabilitation.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_71278E9FD247
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Continuing Medical Education Self-Assessment Questions Vol. 50, No. 2 - April 2014. Focal vibration in neurorehabilitation.
Journal
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Author(s)
Ferriero G., Frischknecht R., Moslavac S., Paternostro-Sluga T., authors' names in alphabetical order
ISSN
1973-9095
ISSN-L
1973-9087
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Number
2
Pages
243 - 245
Language
english
Notes
authors' names in alphabetical order
Abstract
During the last decade, many studies have been carried out to understand the effects of focal vibratory stimuli at various levels of the central nervous system and to study pathophysiological mechanisms of neurological disorders as well as the therapeutic effects of focal vibration in neurorehabilitation. This review aimed to describe the effects of focal vibratory stimuli in neurorehabilitation including the neurological diseases or disorders like stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's' disease and dystonia. In conclusion, focal vibration stimulation is well tolerated, effective and easy to use, and it could be used to reduce spasticity, to promote motor activity and motor learning within a functional activity, even in gait training, independent from etiology of neurological pathology. Further studies are needed in the future well- designed trials with bigger sample size to determine the most effective frequency, amplitude and duration of vibration application in the neurorehabilitation.
Keywords
continuous medical education, self-assessment, multiple choice questions, focal vibrations, neurorehabilitation
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