Author: Morel DS1,2, Dionello CDF1,2, Moreira-Marconi E3,2, Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto S2,4, Paineiras-Domingos LL1,2, Souza PL1,2, Sá-Caputo DDC1,2, Dias G2, Figueiredo C2,4, Carmo RCR2, Paiva PC2,4, Sousa-Gonçalves CR1,2, Kütter CR2,4, Guedes-Aguiar EO2, Cloak R5, Bernardo-Filho M2
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup>Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. <sup>2</sup>Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria. <sup>3</sup>Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Fisiopatologia Clínica e Experimental, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. <sup>4</sup>Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. <sup>5</sup>The University of Wolverhampton, Institute of Sport, Walsall Campus, UK.
Conference/Journal: Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med.
Date published: 2017 Jul 7
Other: Volume ID: 14 , Issue ID: 4 Suppl , Pages: 19-27 , Special Notes: doi: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.3. eCollection 2017. , Word Count: 178

BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration exercise (WBVE) has been used as a safe and accessible exercise and important reviews have been published about the use of this exercise to manage diseases and to improve physical conditions of athletes The aim of this paper is to highlight the relevance of WBVE to soccer players, divers and combat athletes.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was made through a systematic review of publications involving WBVE and the selected sports in two databases (Pubmed and PEDRo).

RESULTS: It were identified 10 studies involving WBVE and sports (6 of soccer, 2 of diving and 2 of sport combat) with 156 subjects (80 soccer players, 32 divers and 44 combat athletes), with age from 17 to 44 years old.

CONCLUSION: The use of WBVE has proven to be a safe and useful strategy to improve the physical conditions of players of different sports. These findings may have clinical relevance and should be considered as a strategy to be used to try improve the physical conditions of players.

KEYWORDS: combat sport; diver; soccer; sports; whole body vibration exercises

PMID: 28740940 PMCID: PMC5514442 DOI: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.3