Mario Bernardo-Filho

Rio de Janeiro State University

Mario Bernardo-Filho is the head of the Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas-LAVIMPI, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, and Policlínica Piquet Carneiro, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He completed academic courses in Biomedicine and Physiotherapy and obtained his Ph.D. in 1988. In 1999, he participated in a competition to become a full professor at UERJ. He supervises research since 2010 involving integrative and complementary medicine (auriculotherapy and acupuncture) and mechanical vibrations generated in vibrating platforms that produce whole-body vibration exercises (WBVE) when a subject is in contact with a vibrating platform. Studies to evaluate the consequences of WBVE and extracts of medicinal plants in rats are ongoing, as are investigations about the effects of WBVE in individuals with different diseases as well as healthy people. Dr. Bernardo-Filho supervises masters of science and Ph.D. theses. He has participated in and lectured at various national and international congresses. He is editor in chief of the Brazilian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and guest editor of some scientific journals. He is also a reviewer for several scientific journals indexed in PubMed and Scopus.

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Mario Bernardo-Filho

Neurological disorders are conditions affecting the central or peripheral nervous system, with undesirable consequences for the quality of life. This book highlights and discusses several approaches for managing these conditions and improving the functional capacity and quality of life of patients, including whole-body vibration exercise, biofeedback, sagittal plane spine alignment, allopathic and non-allopathic medications, phytotherapy, and more.

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