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Original articles  BODY COMPOSITION, SPORT NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTATION (ergogenics) 

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2007 December;47(4):443-5

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Contraindications for whole body vibration training: a case of nephrolitiasis

Monteleone G. 1, De Lorenzo A. 2, 3, Sgroi M. 2, De Angelis S. 4, Di Renzo L. 2, 3

1 School of Sport and Exercise Sciences Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy 2 Division of Human Nutrition Department of Neuroscience Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy 3 I.N.Di.M, National Institute for Mediterranean Diet and Nutrigenomic, Reggio Calabria, Italy 4 Nephrology and Dialysis Service Tor Vergata University Hospital, Rome, Italy


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The use of whole body vibration (WBV) training is becoming more widespread both among athletes and the general public for improving muscle performance. The biological and mechanical effects of WBV are not completely understood and numerous contraindications, that can be identified while obtaining the patient’s clinical history, must be taken into consideration. Nephrolithiasis, which often remains asymptomatic for an indefinite time, is not reported in the medical literature as a contraindication to WBV. This paper reports a case of significant morbidity following one session of WBV training in a patient with asymptomatic nephroli-thiasis.

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