[Vibrational physical exercises as the rehabilitation in gerontology]

Author: Piatin VF, Shirolapov IV, Nikitin OL.
Conference/Journal: Adv Gerontol.
Date published: 2009
Other: Volume ID: 22 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 337-42 , Special Notes: [Article in Russian] , Word Count: 134

Vibration biomechanical stimulation as the physiological basis of vibration physical exercises (whole body vibration) causes reflecting muscle contractions like tonic vibration reflex. This type of intervention leads to high intensive stimulation of proprioceptors as called muscle spindles which result in alteration in parameters of activity and developments of human physiological functions. This type of training has broad positive influence on organism. Acceleration physical exercises improve muscle performance, flexibility, nervous function, significantly increase bone mineral density, physiological secretion of anabolic hormones, growth and anti-aging factors; normalize/decrease cortisol as anti-stress effect and are beneficial for balance and mobility as well. It is showed acceleration training caused by vibration stimulus is beneficial for people suffering from osteoporosis and obesity, for rehabilitation of nervous and motor function in patients with Parkinson\'s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke.