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Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Whole Body Vibration, or WBV, is exactly what the name suggests: a therapy that utilizes vibrations for musculoskeletal healing and strengthening.  

Whole Body Vibration is achieved by being on a platform that vibrates at a high frequency causing your muscles to contract and stretch to maintain balance without your brain being actively involved. This rapid involuntary relfex intensifies even the simplest exercises.

Using our WBV machine, we can send therapeutic vibrations throughout the entire body, engaging around 97% of the muscles, soft tissues, and bones. Patients simply stand on a motorized platform, which produces a vibrating sensation that transmits energy to the body (creating a g-force). This acceleration forces your muscles to contract and relax many times per second in order to maintain your balance. As your muscles work to resist they will begin to strengthen. 

The fast repetition of your muscles reacting along with the controlled, low impact to the bones improves bone desity and muscle strength. First developed by the Russian’s for their Causmonauts in space who were having difficulties with muscle atrophy.

Whole Body Vibration is now used in therapy for the following benefits:

  • Increases Blood flow

  • Strengthen Muscles Faster

  • Improves Joint Flexibility and Range of Motion

  • Builds Bone Density

  • Improves Muscle Movement

  • Improves Balance Mobility

WBV therapy may also provide the following benefits:

  • Enhanced metabolism

  • Reduction of the stress hormone cortisol

  • Increase in Human Growth Hormone (HGH) which helps maintain tissues and organs.

  • Weight loss (Results best seen with diet and additional workout regimes)