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Effectiveness of a protocol involving acute whole-body vibration exercises in an adult and health individual with delayed-onset muscle soreness observed after running: a case report


Nelson S Pinto, Milena B Monteiro, Ana P Arthur, Dulciane N Paiva, Patricia F Meyer, Sebastião David Santos-Filho, Pedro J Marín, Mario Bernardo-Filho

Whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises in vibratory platforms (VP) have emerged in sports and in the rehabilitation procedures of clinical disorders. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is described as an uncomfortable and debilitating disease. The purpose of this study is to present a case report involving the use of a protocol with acute WBV exercises to treat DOMS found in an adult and healthy man after running. To examine the influence of WBV on the extent of DOMS in a healthy man, he has answered questions about his clinical condition before and after a group of acute exercises of WBV in a VP. These questions were asked just before, just after and 24 hours after the exercises in WBV considering the previous conditions of the man. The sequence of positions of the subject under the VP, the frequency used (5Hz), the time to work and to rest may play a critical role in the decreasing of the unwanted side effects of the DOMS. Moreover, the WBV promotes an effect that could help reduce the severity of the pain, of the muscle soreness and of it stiffness due to the exercises, as the running, in untrained individuals. The inclusion of a protocol involving an acute treatment with different positions in the VP is expected to reduce pain, muscle soreness and stiffness and to help in the recovery of the daily activities in untrained subjects. This protocol, using a low frequency (5Hz), could be useful also to trained subjects with undesirable conditions after exercises.

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