Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Whole Body Vibration Treatments

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Whole body vibration (WBV) is a generic term used where any vibration of any frequency is transferred to the human body. Vibration training on the other hand is a discipline where varying frequencies/amplitudes/forces will be transferred into separate body parts using precise joint angles for any limited time (approximately 1 minute sets). This is done to create a purely eccentric muscle reaction and enable anaerobic activity (burning energy without oxygen – the opposite of cardio). It should not be confused with uncontrolled vibrations in occupational settings such as truck driving or hand tool operating. It is important to point out that the first systems were especially designed to be a form of resistance training.

WBV can be split into 2 simple categories; WBV Physiotherapy and WBV Training. WBV Physiotherapy includes stretches and massages in light contact with the machine or with minimal body weight behind the position. These positions should be zero effort (burning no energy). The most widely promoted WBV Physiotherapy position is standing upright, lock-legged on a pivotal or low energy lineal machine.

WBV Training is always done through a series usually with a minimum of 5 compound poses including half-squat, half-push up, wide stance squat, triceps dip and the plank hold. These static positions are usually held for a maximum of 1 minute and are designed to burn the maximum amount of energy in the shortest amount of time while causing no joint damage. As this is a new science and clear scientific definitions are yet to be agreed upon, the classic perceived exertion test should be the best indication of each specific position’s intended purpose. In WBV Training terms this means if a position is being held correctly, muscle fatigue in the targeted body part should be reached within 1 minute.

Whole body vibration may refer to biomechanical stimulation (BMS), and biomechanical oscillation (BMO), a training method employing low amplitude, low frequency mechanical stimulation to exercise musculoskeletal structures for the improvement of muscle strength, power, and flexibility. Vibration training has been advocated as a therapeutic method in the treatment of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and metabolic syndrome, and is used in the fitness industry, physical therapy, rehabilitation, professional sports, and beauty and wellness applications.

There are two categories of machinery – Pivotal and Lineal. The best way to describe these actions are as follows; Pivotal is like jumping side-to-side from one foot to the other; Lineal is like jumping up and down or doing pushups in one spot. Both can be an effective tool used to augment your injury rehabilitation or used a s a standalone treatment for specific concerns.

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Research shows, Body Vibration can:

  • Assist in Weight Loss
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Tone and Firm Muscles
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Improve Coordination
  • Massage Muscles
  • Improve Mobility
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Decrease Cellulite
  • Increase energy
  • Improve Stability
  • Flush out Toxins
  • Increase Muscle Speed
  • Improve Athletic Performance

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