WBV Clinical Applications and Benefits
Whole body vibration therapy can assist with a variety of health issues. These include arthritis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal cord injury and more. If you suffer from any of these conditions, vibration therapy could enhance your current rehabilitation program.
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Whole Body Vibration exercise therapy reduces the pain and discomfort of these conditions, in most cases. It increases blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen to the muscles, joints and other connective tissue, dramatically improving flexibility and range of motion.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Our machines allow a person to start with just a few seconds and increase the time as the body allows. By having a high number of muscle contractions in a short period of time, there is less chance of of a person quitting.
Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A ten minute session on a WBV machine can enable individuals to achieve nearly all of the benefits of a conventional workout.
Lower Back Pain
WBV Therapy can strengthen the weakened lower back muscles that cause back pain. Patients with an acute back hernia should not use WBV Therapy.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Spinal Cord Injury
For people with these conditions,WBV exercise activates over 97% of their muscles directly, without relying on signals from the nervous system. After a ten minute session they experience reduced levels of pain and therefore become much less dependent on others.
WBV exercise therapy is only one of the types of physical activity recommended for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and cannot be used as substitute therapy for pharmacological and dietary treatment methods.
WBV Therapy allows you to perform exercises on the machine such as squats, push ups, lunges, etc. As you perform these exercises, you will increase the benefits of the exercises you are performing without having to increase the amount of effort you put into them. While you still need to work out, the work outs will be easier.
WBV Therapy increases metabolism, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which causes inch loss. Consistent use, paired with a healthy lifestyle, will increase results.
Six weeks of WBV exercise improves pain and fatigue in women with fibromyalgia.
Whole body vibration therapy produces muscle contractions in those that may be unable to produce significant muscle contractions themselves. We know that therapeutic exercise, when applied with the right frequency and intensity, can produce significant increases in strength, flexibility and reduced pain. When used correctly, vibration therapy can enhance regular exercise and therapeutic treatments.