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Dyspnea, shortness of breath and inability to perform daily activities are the main concerns of COVID-19 patients. Physiotherapy can be an adequate reaction to those symptoms, that’s why scientists from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran, Iran) presented the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation using a few physiotherapeutic techniques, with vibration among others, and exercise therapy in a […]

In order to facilitate the removal of secretions in cystic fibrosis patients, vibrotherapy techniques have been used for many years {this study relates to a 2006 article but the techniques described in it are still in use today; editorial note}. They can be both manual (such as vibrations and tapping) or engaging devices generating air […]

There is consistent evidence of the beneficial effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) in the rehabilitation of weaker patients, such as pain and fatigue relief in fibromyalgia or improvement in muscle mass, physical fitness, and quality of life in elderly sarcopenia patients. Therefore, it was decided to analyze the potential of WBV as a safe and […]

Whole body vibration (WBV) training can affect the neuromuscular system even in unconscious patients because the signals influencing muscle contractions can be controlled from the spinal cord without the involvement of the cerebral cortex. In addition, as already shown in healthy volunteers, athletes, the elderly, and patients of various hospital departments outside the Intensive Care […]

The scientific literature describes many techniques for manual respiratory physiotherapy that can be used for a variety of respiratory disorders. In case of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of exposure to the virus SARS-CoV-2 should be additionally minimized and the number of people caring for the patient should be reduced to an absolute minimum (to […]

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