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Galileo Research Facts No. 116: Can high frequency Galileo Therapy improve blood-flow in spinal cord injury?

Galileo Research Facts No. 116: Can high frequency Galileo Therapy improve blood-flow in spinal cord injury?

This study investigated the effect of different frequencies (10, 20, 30Hz) during Galileo Training on blood-flow in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients (ASIA A). The patients received 3 Minutes of Galileo Therapy on a Galileo Delta A tilt-table (45° tilt angle), followed by 2 minutes without vibration (10, 20, 30Hz, position 2.5). The legs of the patients where fixed by band to allow a knee angle of 60°. Blood-flow was measured using ultrasound-doppler (minute 1-3 during Galileo Therapy and minute 1 and 2 after the end of Therapy).

The results show a significant increase of blood-flow with increasing frequency and time by up to 54%. These results are consistent with other publications in SCI (#GRFS63) as well as in healthy individuals of different age and fitness groups (#GRFS81, #GRFS24, #GRFS21, #GRFS20).

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