Exercise capacity and functional testing. 6-MWT (A) and Chair-Rising-Test (B). Whole body vibration (WBV) increased the 6-minute walking test (6-MWT; n = 19) and decreased the time needed for the chair rising test (CRT; n = 14); no significant differences could be detected comparing admission and discharge in the control group (n = 14, n = 14), using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test. When comparing the deltas between both groups we found significantly greater effects in the WBV group. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.005; *** p < 0.001.