Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Whole Body Vibration Therapy Clinical Applications

Clinical Applications of whole body vibration

  • stimulates the body’s own healing response
  • stimulates the regeneration of healthy cells.
  • prevents loss of muscular strength from surgery due to lack of exercise during the initial recovery period
  • maintain higher levels of overall fitness and to hasten recovery from injuries and heavy

 

Clinical uses for WBV:

  • Emphysema: Under normal circumstances, it is nearly impossible for patients with emphysemato undertake any kind of physical exercise. WBV enables these patients to achieve most of the benefits of a regular workout and help them to do cardio fitness training such as walking, or even running.
  • MS/ ALS and spinal chord injury: Patients with multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are unable to train because the nerves are no longer capable of controlling the muscles properly. WBV activates the muscles directly without relying on the nervous system. Patients then feel better, have more energy to cope with everyday activities, experience less pain and are less dependent on others.
  • Osteoporosis: Millions of Americans, especially women are at risk of developing this disease, which results from the decalcification of the bone due to hormonal imbalances. Bones become fragile with a tendency to break easily. WBV increases bone density, usually reversing the effects of osteoporosis by increasing the mechanical stress on the bones via the involuntary muscle contractions created by the machine as well as by balancing the hormones within the body.
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism: WBVcan reduce the pain and discomfort of these conditions. It has been proven to increase blood circulation in the joints and dramatically improve flexibility and range of motion.
  • Lower back pain: The WBV can strengthen the lower back muscles that cause back pain. Patients with acute back hernias should not use vibration therapy.