Treatment of posttraumatic arthrofibrosis of the radioulnar joint with vibration therapy (VMTX Vibromax Therapeutics™): A case report and narrative review of literature
Ian Macintyre, BSc, DC, FCCSS(C), D.Ac* and Mohsen Kazemi, RN, D.Ac, DC, FCCSS(C), FCCRS(C)**
* Sports Sciences Resident, Graduate Education and Research, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
** Associate professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2008 March; 52(1): 14–23.
Objective: To present the clinical features of post traumatic arthrofibrosis and response to treatment with Vibromax Therapeutics™ (VMTX™) in 28 year old male soccer player.
Rationale: Many studies have reported an increase in muscle performance after whole-body vibration, but to date none have evaluated the possibility of vibration application as a therapy for functional restoration after injury.
Conclusions: Vibration training is being utilized in strength training, performance enhancement and rehabilitation. Despite the lack of research in this area, the literature that is currently available and the results of this case study imply that vibration therapy has the potential to aid in the management of acute soft tissue injury and the sequel of disuse and immobilization.