What is it about?

This study investigated the effect of whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises combined with traditional physiotherapy on the hamstrings-to-quadriceps (H:Q) ratio, walking ability, and control of posture in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy (CP).

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Why is it important?

No research has explored the effect of WBV training on thigh muscle imbalance (H:Qratio), walking performance, and postural control in children with hemiparetic CP.


This study showed that 8 weeks of WBV training combined with traditional physiotherapy enhanced walking performance and postural control and improved the quadriceps and hamstring muscles force without a change in the H:Q ratio in children with hemiparetic CP.

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: Effect of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise on Hamstrings-to-Quadriceps Ratio, Walking Performance, and Postural Control in Children With Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, November 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2023.04.011.
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