Sa-Caputo, D., Goncalves, C. R, Morel, D. S, Marconi, E. M, Froes, P., Rufino, R., Arnobio, A., Asad, N. R, Marin, P. J, Furness, T. P & Bernado-Filho, M. (2015). Benefits of Whole-Body Vibration, as a component of the pulmonary rehabilitation, in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A narrative review with a suitable approach. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,2016 1-7. Eygpt: Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2560710
Appropriate management, including pulmonary rehabilitation, associated with correct diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients can contribute to improving clinical conditions of these patients. Physical activity is recommended for COPD patients. Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a modality of physical activity. Putting together the biological effects and safe use of WBV, it may be a potentially feasible intervention to add to pulmonary rehabilitation. The purpose of this investigation was to systematically review studies regarding the effects of WBV, as a component of the pulmonary rehabilitation, in patients with COPD.
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