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Vibration massage

Magdalena Więcek, Jadwiga Szymura, Marcin Maciejczyk, Zbigniew Szyguła, Jerzy Cempla, Mateusz Borkowski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to evaluate the intensity of the effort and energy expenditure in the course of performing selected classical massage techniques and to assess the workload of a massage therapist during a work shift. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirteen massage therapists (age: 21.9±1.9 years old, body mass index: 24.5±2.8 kg×m<sup>-2</sup>, maximal oxygen consumption × body mass<sup>-1</sup> (VO<sub>2 max</sub>×BM<sup>-1</sup>): 42...
April 11, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Evi Wezenbeek, Tine Willems, Nele Mahieu, Martine De Muynck, Luc Vanden Bossche, Adelheid Steyaert, Dirk De Clercq, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Several risk factors have been suggested in the development of Achilles tendinopathy, but large-scale prospective studies are limited. PURPOSE: To investigate the role of the vascular response to activity of the Achilles tendon, tendon thickness, ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) of tendon structure, and foot posture as possible risk factors in the development of Achilles tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2...
March 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Ryota Imai, Michihiro Osumi, Tomoya Ishigaki, Takayuki Kodama, Sotaro Shimada, Shu Morioka
Activation of motor-related regions with illusory kinesthesia had been suspected to contribute toward pain alleviation. We used electroencephalography (EEG) to assess the sensorimotor cortex activation during illusory kinesthesia by vibratory tendon stimulation in patients who were in pain. We investigated the relationship between the sensorimotor cortex and postoperative pain to clarify the analgesia mechanism. Patients who had undergone distal radius fracture surgery were studied. A hand massager provided the vibration stimulus for the illusory kinesthesia on the extensor digitorum muscle at the nonaffected hand's wrist joint on 7 consecutive days starting 1 day after surgery...
December 6, 2017: Neuroreport
Scott W Cheatham, Kyle R Stull, Morey J Kolber
BACKGROUND: The use of foam rollers to provide soft-tissue massage has become a common intervention among health and fitness professionals. Recently, manufacturers have merged the science of vibration therapy and foam rolling with the development of vibrating foam rollers. To date, no peer reviewed investigations have been published on this technology. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a vibrating roller and non-vibrating roller intervention on prone knee flexion passive range of motion (ROM) and pressure pain thresholds (PPT) of the quadriceps musculature...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Stefan S Schönsteiner, Heidi Bauder Mißbach, Axel Benner, Silja Mack, Thomas Hamel, Michael Orth, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Sigurd D Süßmuth, Carolin Geitner, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Anneliese Riester, Andrea Prokein, Elfriede Erhardt, Jelena Kunecki, Anna M Eisenschink, Rainer Rawer, Hartmut Döhner, Elisabeth Kirchner, Richard F Schlenk
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a common toxicity after chemotherapy, immunomodulatory drugs or proteasome inhibitors, which is difficult to treat and may also have impact on quality of life. The objective of the study was to evaluate whole-body vibration (WBV) on the background of an integrated program (IP) including massage, passive mobilization and physical exercises on CIPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In an exploratory phase-2 study patients with CIPN (NCI CTC grade 2/3) were randomized for WBV plus IP (experimental) to IP alone (standard)...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
Robert King, Maria Dempsey, Katherine A Valentine
BACKGROUND: Human female orgasm is a vexed question in the field while there is credible evidence of cryptic female choice that has many hallmarks of orgasm in other species. Our initial goal was to produce a proof of concept for allowing females to study an aspect of infertility in a home setting, specifically by aligning the study of human infertility and increased fertility with the study of other mammalian fertility. In the latter case - the realm of oxytocin-mediated sperm retention mechanisms seems to be at work in terms of ultimate function (differential sperm retention) while the proximate function (rapid transport or cervical tenting) remains unresolved...
2016: Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
Frederic Pastouret, Lucia Cardozo, Jan Lamote, Ronald Buyl, Pierre Lievens
BACKGROUND A whole-body vibration technique delivered in a horizontal position through a massage mattress was introduced in 2007. The present study analyzed the effects of different exposure periods to these vibrations on microcirculation of mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Different periods of vibrations (30Hz) were locally delivered in a horizontal position on the external abdominal skin in 3 randomized groups of mice (N=42). The 3 groups receiving vibrations were compared to an untreated control group (N=14). The 3 experimental groups received 3, 6, and 10 min of vibrations...
October 14, 2016: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Diana Moskal, Dawid Falkowski, Anna Łobaczuk-Sitnik, Anna Kraszewska, Małgorzata Skorupa
UNLABELLED: Advanced change of organic dysphonia are an indication for phonosurgery. Edematous-hypertrophic changes are cause of serious disturbances of voice. High-speed digital imaging (HSDI) technique is the unique method, allowing for assessment the effects of therapy and rehabilitation. AIM: The aim of the study is evaluation the usefulness of vibratory method in voice rehabilitation of patients with edematous-hypertrophic changes treated phonosurgically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The group I contained 40 patients with edematous-hypertrophical changes phonosurgically treated...
August 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Diana Moskal, Dawid Falkowski, Anna Łobaczuk-Sitnik, Anna Kraszewska, Małgorzata Skorupa
UNLABELLED: Advanced change of organic dysphonia are an indication for phonosurgery. Edematous-hypertrophic changes are cause of serious disturbances of voice. High-speed digital imaging (HSDI) technique is the unique method, allowing for assessment the effects of therapy and rehabilitation. AIM: The aim of the study is evaluation the usefulness of vibratory method in voice rehabilitation of patients with edematous-hypertrophic changes treated phonosurgically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The group I contained 40 patients with edematous-hypertrophical changes phonosurgically treated...
July 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Fusako Usuki, Satsuki Tohyama
Fetal-type Minamata disease is caused by the exposure to high concentrations of methylmercury in the fetal period and shows cerebral palsy-like clinical features. Relief of spasticity is a major task of rehabilitation to improve their activities of daily living. Here we report the effect of long-term vibration therapy on bilateral lower-limb spasticity in 3 patients with fetal-type Minamata disease. We used a simple, inexpensive, and noninvasive approach with hand-held vibration massagers, which were applied to the plantar fascia at 90 Hz for 15 minutes...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
O Rybalov, P Yatsenko, P Moskalenko, O Yatsenko, Yu Lakhtin
The aim of the study was clinical and functional assessment of the effectiveness of physical factors in the treatment of patients with compression-dislocation dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. We observed two groups of patients. All patients were undergone the repositioning of the joint heads of the lower jaw. Patients of the index group were assigned a vibrating massage of all masseter muscles, tourmaline ceramic on the joint area and a local physical therapy. Patients in the control group had only lidocaine blockade of periarticular area twice a week...
February 2016: Georgian Medical News
Hervé Pournot, Jérémy Tindel, Rodolphe Testa, Laure Mathevon, Thomas Lapole
Exercise involving eccentric muscle contractions is known to decrease range of motion and increase passive muscle stiffness. This study aimed at using ultrasound shear wave elastography to investigate acute changes in biceps brachii passive stiffness following intense barbell curl exercise involving both concentric and eccentric contractions. The effect of local vibration (LV) as a recovery modality from exercise-induced increased stiffness was further investigated. Eleven subjects performed 4 bouts of 10 bilateral barbell curl movements at 70% of the one-rep maximal flexion force...
March 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Wigand Poppendieck, Melissa Wegmann, Alexander Ferrauti, Michael Kellmann, Mark Pfeiffer, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: Post-exercise massage is one of the most frequently applied interventions to enhance recovery of athletes. However, evidence to support the efficacy of massage for performance recovery is scarce. Moreover, it has not yet been concluded under which conditions massage is effective. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available literature on massage for performance recovery. METHODS: We conducted a structured literature search and located 22 randomized controlled trials...
February 2016: Sports Medicine
E Sheshaberidze, I Merabishvili, M Loria
The goal of the paper is to substantiate the essence of ridetherapy biomechanics as the pathogenetic therapeutic and prophylactic method at lumbar dysplastic (the I and II degrees) and static (short-legged induced) scoliosis. Uneven lower extremities caused by any reason and asymmetric support induce the change in the arrangement of trochantin to the vertebra and correspondingly the uneven loading of lumbar muscles. The asymmetric strength of lumbar muscles evoked by the change in rotator condition becomes the cause of the formation of scoliosis primary arc which, in its turn, causes a compensatory spinal curvature...
November 2015: Georgian Medical News
Nikolaus B M Császár, Nicholas B Angstman, Stefan Milz, Christoph M Sprecher, Philippe Kobel, Mohamed Farhat, John P Furia, Christoph Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Conflicting reports in the literature have raised the question whether radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) devices and vibrating massage devices have similar energy signatures and, hence, cause similar bioeffects in treated tissues. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used laser fiber optic probe hydrophone (FOPH) measurements, high-speed imaging and x-ray film analysis to compare fundamental elements of the energy signatures of two rESWT devices (Swiss DolorClast; Electro Medical Systems, Nyon, Switzerland; D-Actor 200; Storz Medical, Tägerwillen, Switzerland) and a vibrating massage device (Vibracare; G5/General Physiotherapy, Inc...
2015: PloS One
J Jonsson, A Bohman, G S Shekhawat, K Kobayashi, G D Searchfield
OBJECTIVE: Auditory stimulation has been shown to suppress the loudness of tinnitus (residual inhibition, RI). Somatosensory manipulations have also been shown to sometimes decrease tinnitus perception. An 'ear-massaging' device, the 'Reltus' ( ), has been marketed as a tinnitus treatment device. This study was undertaken to evaluate its short-term effectiveness and mode of effect. DESIGN: The research was undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 measured the change in tinnitus perception after one minute of auditory stimulation through headphones and after application of a vibrating device to four different stimulation points around the pinna for one minute each...
2016: International Journal of Audiology
Yi-Ping Chang, Hongsen Chiang, Kao-Shang Shih, Hsiao-Li Ma, Leou-Chyr Lin, Wei-Li Hsu, Yung-Cheng Huang, Hsing-Kuo Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVES: To measure Achilles tendon microcirculation (total hemoglobin [THb] and oxygen saturation [StO2]) before and after the application of a physical agent in asymptomatic participants, and to compare differences between application location and physical agent dosage. BACKGROUND: Tendon microcirculation can be altered by superficial heating or cryotherapy. METHODS: Fifty-one healthy adults (median age, 22 years; range, 20-34 years) were recruited and randomly assigned into 1 of 4 groups...
July 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jasmin Okhowat, Maximilian Murtinger, Maximilian Schuff, Johannes Wogatzky, Dietmar Spitzer, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Barbara Wirleitner, Nicolas Herbert Zech
CONTEXT: Massage therapy is increasingly used to relieve physical and mental discomfort and is suggested as a safe therapeutic modality, without any significant risks or any known side effects. Although a multitude of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, are applied in reproductive medicine, no information is available with regard to the application of massage as an adjuvant therapy in assisted-reproduction techniques (ARTs). OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to assess the effectiveness of a deep relaxation (andullation) therapy based on oscillating vibrations when used prior to embryo transfer (ET) in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cryo-cycles...
March 2015: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Joel T Fuller, Rebecca L Thomson, Peter R C Howe, Jonathan D Buckley
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if vibration therapy is more effective than the standard treatment of stretching and massage for improving recovery of muscle strength and reducing muscle soreness after muscle damage induced by eccentric exercise. DESIGN: A randomized, single-blinded parallel intervention trial design was used. SETTING: Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty untrained men aged 18 to 30 years completed the study...
July 2015: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Kevin W Park, Martin I Boyer, Ryan P Calfee, Charles A Goldfarb, Daniel A Osei
PURPOSE: To determine whether vibratory stimulation would decrease pain experienced by patients during corticosteroid injection for trigger finger. METHODS: A total of 90 trigger finger injections were randomized to 1 of 3 cohorts. With the injection, patients received no vibration (control group), ultrasound vibration (sham control group), or vibration (experimental group). We used a commercial handheld massaging device to provide a vibratory stimulus for the experimental group...
November 2014: Journal of Hand Surgery
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