Controlled Whole body vibrations to decrease fall risk and improve health related quality of life in elderly patients.


To investigate the effects of controlled whole body vibrations (CWBV) exercises on global health in elderly patients.


42 volunteers patients, resident in a nursing home, were randomized to either a vibration group or control non-treated group. The vibration intervention consists of a 6-week CWBV training (4 x 1 minutes series, 3 times a week) employed by standing on a vertical vibrating (10 Hz in the first and the third series and 27 Hz in the second and fourth ones) platform (Galileo 900®).