Galileo Research Facts No. 174: Can Galileo Therapy in COPD improve Balance more than Balance Training?

Galileo Research Facts No. 174: Can Galileo Therapy in COPD improve Balance more than Balance Training?

This study compared the effects of Galileo Therapy on balance in COPD patients (age 50-80) compared to traditional balance training. Galileo group: 4 exercises, 2x1min each, 5-26Hz, Pos.2-3, 3 weeks, 3/week, Controls: identical exercises on balance pad. Compared to control the Galileo group showed significant improvements in balance parameters of up to +23% after only 9 sessions over a period of 3 weeks…

Galileo Research Facts No. 170: Can Galileo Therapy increase balance and muscle function also in frail elderly?

Galileo Research Facts No. 170: Can Galileo Therapy increase balance and muscle function also in frail elderly?

This study investigated the effects of Galileo Therapy on muscle function an balance in frail elderly (age 74-90) Three groups: Control without intervention, Simulation (identical exercises without Galileo), Galileo group (26Hz, pos. 1-2, 20° squat, 5-10x 1min.,12 weeks, 3/week). The Galileo group showed significant functional improvements of up to +14% while the other groups showed decrease in all parameters of up to -24%…

Galileo Research Facts No. 158: Is Galileo Training more effective to activate Postural Control than Balance Training?

Galileo Research Facts No. 158: Is Galileo Training more effective to activate Postural Control than Balance Training?

This Study observed short-term effects of Galileo Training on Postural Control compared to traditional balance training (25Hz, pos. 2, 2 min., almost straight leg, on forefoot). The Galileo group showed better results than the Wobble-Board group. The combination of reduction of co-contraction (-18%) and of H-Reflexes (-31%) resulted in an significant improvement of Postural Control (covered balance area -8%)…

Galileo Research Facts No. 144: Can 3 weeks of Galileo Therapy improve balance in COPD patients?

Galileo Research Facts No. 144: Can 3 weeks of Galileo Therapy improve balance in COPD patients?

This study documented the effects of Galileo Therapy on Balance and muscle function in COPD patients. Both groups received endurance training (15 min.) + strength training (50 Min) 5/week, as well as additional 4*2 min. squatting exercises with or without Galileo (24-26Hz, pos. 2.5, 3/week, 3 weeks). The Galileo group showed significantly higher effects on Balance with improvements of up to 28% (e.g. semi-tandem stance, eyes closed)…

Galileo Research Facts No. 132: Can Galileo Therapy increase muscle power and decrease fall risk in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients?

Galileo Research Facts No. 132: Can Galileo Therapy increase muscle power and decrease fall risk in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients?

This pilot study reported the effects of Galileo Therapy on fall risk and muscle power in MS (multiple sclerosis) patients (20Hz, pos. 1.5, slightly flexed legs (20°), 5*1 min., 3/week, 8 weeks). Just 5 minutes Galileo Therapy 3 times per week showed decreased fall-risk and significantly improved balance (+12%), muscle function and muscle Power (+12%) as well as knee torque at flexor (+12) and extensor (15%)…

Galileo Research Facts No. 121: Can Galileo Training increase muscle function and balance at the same time?

Galileo Research Facts No. 121: Can Galileo Training increase muscle function and balance at the same time?

This study investigated the effects of Galileo Training on muscle function an balance in women age 52 to 60 (15-25Hz, 6 exercises, extra loads up to 30% body weight, pos.1-3, 35 min., 3/week, 12 weeks). The conventional group received identical exercises without vibration. The Galileo group showed identical results on muscle function but significantly higher results on all tested balance test with improvements o up to 61%…