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, Policlínica Piquet Carneiro, UERJ. He finished the academic courses of Biomedicine, and Physiotherapy and obtained his PhD (1988). In 1999, he participated in a competition to be Full Professor (UERJ). He started and supervises researches (2010) involving integrative and complementary medicine (auriculotherapy and acupuncture) and mechanical vibrations generated in vibrating platform that produces 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. Investigations about the effects of the WBVE in individuals with different diseases and healthy people are ongoing too. He is the supervisor of Master of Sciences and PhD Thesis and participated in various national and international congress and lectured in various national and international congress. He is Editor in Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Guest Editor of some scientific journals. He is the reviewer of several scientific journal indexed in the PubMed and Scopus.

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Physical therapy involves non-pharmacological interventions in the management of various clinical conditions. It is important to highlight the physical therapy procedures that are suitable, effective and, in general, do not have side effects or complications when properly performed. Physical therapy can be valuable in different situations along of the various steps of human development and in various clinical disorders. Indeed, topics on different approaches have been included in this book, which makes this book useful for readers to improve their professional performance.

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