Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Whole Body Vibration Therapy from Back In Motion Brighton

By: Back In Motion Brighton   09-Oct-2011
Keywords: Personal Training, Back Pain, Physiotherapy


What else can be said about Whole Body
Vibration Therapy (WBVT) other than that its
benefits continue to provide amazing results for
elite athletes and leading medical institutions
around the world?

Even astronauts use WBVT to prepare for the
rigours of space travel, so it makes sense that
we should get some major benefits here on
Earth too.

Back In Motion is one of only a few physiotherapy
groups in Australia offering side alternating,
high frequency WBVT. When compared to
low-cost, consumer-level machines, our WBVT
units offer far superior stability for the head
and neck by using side-alternating plates, which
operate at optimal frequencies to achieve clinically
proven results.

On areas as diverse as lower back pain, falls
prevention, core strength, and elite performance,
WBVT can provide amazing results in just two
15 minute sessions per week. That's less time than it
takes to read the newspaper.

  • Low back pain;
  • Neck pain;
  • Shoulder, knee, hip, foot and ankle injuries;
  • Muscular, ligament and tendon injuries;
  • Joint Injuries;
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia (thin bone);
  • Poor Balance;
  • Urinary stress incontinence.
  • Muscle Strengthening- core muscles;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Increase Flexibility;
  • Bone Strengthening;
  • Falls Prevention;
  • Improved Balance;
  • Improved sports performance;
  • Improve Urinary Stress Incontinence;
  • Increase mobility, balance and energy in seniors;
  • Stress reduction;
  • Increases lean muscle mass aiding in weight loss.

Unlike conventional training, which works voluntary
muscle movements, the Vibration Therapy stimulates involuntary
muscle movement by the involuntary stretch reflex. This works
in the same way as the patella reflex, when the doctor
taps the patella tendon below the kneecap and the
lower leg moves upwards in an involuntary manner.
Involuntary muscle activation yields a number of
benefits not seen with regular exercise.

The Hypervibe’s adjustable footplate and flexible frequency
patterns allows the therapist to tailor a management program
specific to your needs and goals. The Hypervibe’s natural
movement pattern trains the human body in an efficient
and physiologically sensible way that minimizes the risk
of injury whilst maximizing the effects of training.

Tilt plates have been tested and compared to many other
vibration-training devices around the world. The research
has shown that the patented side alternating vibration plates
make it the most effective training tool.

The side-alternating function of the platform simulates
human gait. This makes tilt plates the only 100% physiological
training method.

By simulating the human gait, walking and running it
subsequently achieves greater and more specific
strengthening of the back and abdominal muscles.

The side alternating plates also offer greater versatility in training
and muscle targeting. By shifting positions on the plate, the vibration
amplitude can be adjusted; this is something that cannot
be achieved using other vertical platforms.

Probably the most important consideration of Vibration
therapy is safety. Side-alternating plates mean that
even at high amplitude, the head and neck are protected
as the pelvis and trunk muscles as inhibitors to vibration
transfer. This is unlike the vertical moving platforms, which
constantly compress the spine and transfer vibrations
to neck and head.

Elite athletes, personal trainers, and health conscience individuals
are constantly looking for new and creative ways to get that
competitive edge and push themselves to the limit. WBVT has
elevated the performances of elite athletes in many arenas.
By adding WBVT to your fitness routine for only 5-10 minutes,
twice a week, you will feel a substantial improvement in your
overall muscle performance. The Hypervibe is a great tool to
not only strengthen and condition your body, but also to help
prevent injuries and rehabilitate existing 
injuries so you can get back on feet quicker.

Everyone can benefit from WBVT with Hypervibe. The patented
side-alternating effect instantly activates the core muscles
ensuring your ‘key’ stabilising muscles are switched on.
This helps us achieve better posture and stronger stabilizing
muscles. This is invaluable in keeping us fit and free from
pain and injuries. WBVT also increases your circulation.
This will help increase blood flow and assist in the repair
of damaged tissue thus help to reduce pain. An increase in
circulation will also flush out toxins from the body and
improve the appearance of the skin. You will not only feel
better but also look better.

Vibration Therapy Training simulates the same muscle activities
as human gait. This is helps to enhance basic muscle
function and muscular interaction. The result is an increase
in muscle power, function, and mobility. As we get older our
muscle power reduces and hence we become less stable on
our feet. Falls in the elderly are the main reason for hip and
femur fractures. WBVT and its effects on muscle power helps
to prevent falls. With its very low stress on the cardiovascular
system, WBVT is a great way for elderly patients to improve
their balance and mobility.

A good diet and regular exercise keeps us healthy, energised,
and revitalised. However, when we face injury or disease
such as arthritis, diabetes, incontinence, osteoporosis, or
Parkinson’s disease, it can be difficult to get going again.
WBVT gives us the benefits of exercise without the constraints
and stresses of conventional activity (i.e. stress on joints,
ligaments or cardiovascular system, etc.) Training sessions
of only 2-3 minutes, twice a week have produced measurable
results in many patients who have presented with injury or disease.

Keywords: Arthritis, Back Pain, Injury, Personal Training, Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy

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