POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION EXERCISES ON BLOOD FLOW KINETICS OF DIFFERENT POPULATIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW WITH A SUITABLE APPROACH

Authors

  • Danúbia Sá-Caputo
  • Laisa Paineiras-Domingos
  • Rafaelle Carvalho-Lima
  • Glenda Dias-Costa
  • Patrícia de Castro de Paiva
  • Claudia Figueiredo de Azeredo
  • Roberto Carlos Resende Carmo
  • Carla F. Dionello
  • Eloá Moreira-Marconi
  • Éric Heleno F.F. Frederico
  • Cintia Renata Sousa-Gonçalves
  • Danielle S. Morel
  • Dulciane N. Paiva
  • Núbia C.P. Avelar
  • Ana C. Lacerda
  • Carlos E.V. Magalhães
  • Leonardo S. Castro
  • Giuseppe A. Presta
  • Severo de Paoli
  • Borja Sañudo
  • Mario Bernardo-Filho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.6

Keywords:

blood flow, whole body vibration exercise, PubMed database, PEDRo database.

Abstract

Background: The ability to control skin blood flow decreases with advancing age and some clinical disorders, as in diabetes and in rheumatologic diseases. Feasible clinical strategies such as whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE) are being used without a clear understanding of its effects. The aim of the present study is to review the effects of the WBVE on blood flow kinetics and its feasibility in different populations. Material and Methods: The level of evidence (LE) of selected papers in PubMed and/or PEDRo databases was determined. We selected randomized, controlled trials in English to be evaluated. Results: Six studies had LE II, one had LE III-2 and one III-3 according to the NHMRC. A great variability among the protocols was observed but also in the assessment devices; therefore, more research about this topic is warranted. Conclusion: Despite the limitations, it is can be concluded that the use of WBVE has proven to be a safe and useful strategy to improve blood flow. However, more studies with greater methodological quality are needed to clearly define the more suitable protocols.

Author Biography

Danúbia Sá-Caputo

Programa de Pós-graduação em Fisiopatologia Clínica e Experimental, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

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Published

2017-07-07

How to Cite

Sá-Caputo, D., Paineiras-Domingos, L., Carvalho-Lima, R., Dias-Costa, G., de Paiva, P. de C., de Azeredo, C. F., Resende Carmo, R. C., Dionello, C. F., Moreira-Marconi, E., F.F. Frederico, Éric H., Sousa-Gonçalves, C. R., Morel, D. S., Paiva, D. N., Avelar, N. C., Lacerda, A. C., Magalhães, C. E., Castro, L. S., Presta, G. A., Paoli, S. de, Sañudo, B., & Bernardo-Filho, M. (2017). POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION EXERCISES ON BLOOD FLOW KINETICS OF DIFFERENT POPULATIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW WITH A SUITABLE APPROACH. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 14(4S), 41–51. https://doi.org/10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.6

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