Helping those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Brittle Bone Society
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Research into OI
Whole-Body Vibration Research
by Dr Wolfgang Hogler
In 2010 the Brittle Bone Society provided Dr Hogler with funding to carry out the Whole-Body Vibration Reasearch.
To read the latest findings please click here
In order for the research to progress Dr Hogler needs more people to take part in the trials.
Recruitment is carried out in pairs, matched for gender and pubertal stage - e.g. one pair of prepubertal males or one pair of pubertal females.
If you are interested in taking part in these trails please contact Dr Hogler at the Department of Endocrinology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Tel 0121 333 8189
Whole Body Vibration study at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Whole body vibration is a new treatment option to improve mobility, muscle strength and possibly bone strength. We are inviting children between 5 and 18 years of age with osteogenesis imperfecta (type 1 or 4) to take part in a randomized controlled trial at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Inclusion criteria include a mild to moderately decreased mobility, minimum requirement is the ability to rise from a chair. Children need to be either off bisphosphonates for more than 6 months or on bisphosphonates for more than 2 years. We will be testing whether daily vibration training (2x10min) for 5 months improves mobility, balance, muscle strength, and bone strength. Children will be trained to use the vibration device and subsequently the device will be delivered to the child’s home, where training will be supervised and monitored by a physiotherapist.