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Vibration Therapy (VT) in patients with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

Ritzmann R et al. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2018:14 1607–1625

Department of Sport Science, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

A systematic review of Medline/PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Knowledge was performed from January 1900 to December 2017. Data was extracted from 32 articles that met inclusion criteria and quality of evidence per the PEDro Scale



Protocols for patients with CP often were personalized with progressively increased dosages, instead of universal settings

VT has a positive and age-independent influence on neuromuscular, functional, and structural factors in patients with CP

VT has become a valuable neuro-rehabilitative alternative to other interventions, since there are no specific motor or cognitive prerequisite requirements

Findings showed that sessions of VT reduced reflex excitability, hypertonicity, spasticity, and coordination deficits and subsequently had a positive influence on Gross Motor Function Measure strength, gait and mobility in adults and children with CP

Children have an advantage of neuroplasticity, VT may initiate long-term positive developmental effects that may persist into adulthood

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