Vibration Plate and Balance Rehabilitation
Whole Body Vibration Therapy in Huntington Beach
What is Whole Body Vibration?
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) involves the use of a vibrating platform to stimulate the muscles so they accelerate and decelerate rapidly. A growing number of clinical trials (conducted by hospitals, universities and scientific institutes) illustrate that there are numerous benefits including improved circulation, muscle toning, increased strength, weight loss, lymphatic drainage, increased bone density, improved balance, and more.
In the last few years, vibration plate machines have exploded in popularity. Vibration training has become popular for fitness and therapy among individuals with diverse health, physical, and emotional goals. Whole body vibration has also seen increased use in physical therapy and nursing home environments for its low impact, whole body benefits.
Whole Body Vibration Benefits
1. Arthritis including osteoarthritis and proprioception
Effect of whole body vibration exercise on muscle strength and proprioception in females with knee osteoarthritis
Whole body vibration compared to conventional physiotherapy in patients with gonarthrosis: a protocol for a randomized, controlled study
2. Neuromuscular Performance
Influence of Whole Body Vibration Platform Frequency on Neuromuscular Performance of Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Whole-Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis
Low-frequency vibratory exercise reduces the risk of bone fracture more than walking: a randomized controlled trial.
The effect of whole body vibration on lower extremity skin blood flow in normal subjects.
Low-level mechanical vibrations can influence bone resorption and bone formation in the growing skeleton
6. Fall prevention
Controlled Whole body vibrations to decrease fall risk and improve health related quality of life in elderly patients
The references provided above are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition or disease. The studies listed on this page are provided for general information and education only. These independent studies reference the years of research into vibration therapy and training and their research is independent of the vibration platform technologies. The FDA has not evaluated these studies. Most of these studies are listed on PubMed, the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information website.
While the use of vibration therapy and training is still a relatively new concept to most health and fitness and medical professionals. It certainly does not suffer from lack of supportive research, and while there is obviously much research yet to be done in the area. The overwhelming consistency of findings from scientific research that currently exists on the subject is a compelling precursor to whole body vibration platform’s potential applications and impact on this method of training and treatment.