Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Effect of localised vibration on muscle strength in healthy adults: A systematic review

Previous vibration posts so your doctor doesn't even have to do any research or thinking.
1. Effects of whole-body vibration on muscle architecture, muscle strength, and balance in stroke: A randomized controlled trial
2. Vibrating Glove May Enhance Sense of Touch
3. No specific effect of whole-body vibration training in chronic stroke: a double-blind randomized controlled study.
4. Efficacy of whole body vibration exercise in older people: a systematic review
5. Quicker and easier rehabilitation following a stroke - vibration
6. Vibration and stroke rehab
7. Vibrostimulation in Bobsleigh
8. 7-speed Secret Love Finger Fun Vibrator Vibration Massager with Sexy Dice 
9. Foot drop - Step Sensor by Brownmed
10. Touchy-feely options for stroke rehabilitation
11. Stroke rehab glove combines mental practice and muscle stimulation to improve hand function

The effects on strength, balance and mobility when combining whole body vibration and traditional rehabilitation for stroke patients

 More research needed to test this in stroke patients. Like maybe create a protocol.

Effect of localised vibration on muscle strength in healthy adults: A systematic review

Alghadir AH, et al.
This paper contemplated the effects of local vibration on muscle strength, among healthy adults. It was disclosed that the local vibration utility on the target muscle possibly enhanced the muscle strength in healthy adults. In order to ascertain the findings advanced research was warranted.


  • Data was extracted from PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus and Web of Science, via a combination of the following keywords: Vibration, vibration therapy, power, maximal voluntary contraction, performance, rate of force development and vibratory exercise.
  • The Medical Subject Headings ‘vibration’, ‘strength’ and ‘exercise’ were also used.
  • The bibliographical search was limited to articles published in English.
  • The inclusion studies were those that analyzed the effect of localised vibration on muscle strength in healthy humans.
  • 2 independent evaluators verified the quality of the selected studies through the PEDro Scale and the Cochrane Collaboration’s tool, for assessing the risk of bias. Muscle strength was estimated for each intervention.


  • An evaluation was done of 29 full-text studies for eligibility.
  • 18 studies did not match the inclusion criteria, and were excluded.
  • The 11 selected studies reported an average PEDro score of 5.36/10.
  • Maximum studies exhibited marked improvements in muscle strength after the application of local vibration.
  • A significant change was noted in the vibration training parameters and target muscle location.

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