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BBS Funded Research Projects – Closed

BBS Funded Research Projects – Closed

Vibrating Plates

Study now closed

In 2010, the Brittle Bone Society provided Dr Hogler with funding to carry out the whole-body vibration research.

Whole body vibration was a study to look at treatment options to improve mobility, muscle strength and bone strength.  Children between 5 and 18 years of age with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (type 1 or 4) were invited to take part in a randomised controlled trial at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The study was to test whether daily vibration training (2x10min) for 5 months improved mobility, balance, muscle strength, and bone strength.

Children were trained to use the vibration device and subsequently the device was delivered to the child’s home, where training was supervised and monitored by a Physiotherapist.

The published results of this trial can be viewed here.

 


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