What is Whole Body Vibration?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) is discovered by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov, to prevent astronauts muscles and bones wasting when they were in space. It is now widely used in physical therapy, rehabilitation and professional sports.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle fatigue 5 2
Balance problems 4 0
Parkinson's disease 2 0
Dercum's disease 1 0
Fatigue 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Whole Body Vibration

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Whole Body Vibration

Dosage Patients
10 daily 1
15 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Whole Body Vibration

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Whole Body Vibration

Duration

Currently going to Whole Body Vibration

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Whole Body Vibration

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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