Whole Body Vibration Therapy
What is Whole Body Vibration Therapy?
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Therapy is the cutting edge of physical rehabilitation. WBV is achieved by having a patient stand on a small vibrating platform, the bodyÕs natural response to the vibration causes a remarkable improvement in the rehabilitation process. The body responds to WBV in a number of ways all of which improves the neuromuscular system. Rehabilitation patients quickly notice increase flexibility, muscle strength, bone growth, balance, coordination and improved gait.
Is Whole Body Vibration Therapy safe?
WBV therapy in our office is very safe, but not all clinics use the same equipment. Our office uses a Juvent unit to achieve whole body vibration. The Juvent unit uses acoustic speakers to achieve a balanced 33Hz vibration of 1 atmosphere and self adjusts to each patientÕs weight. The Juvent has been used in dozens of peer review studies with no significant side effects being recorded. This unit has been tested on the very old and frail with no problems.
What type of patients benefit from Whole Body Vibration Therapy?
WBV Therapy is utilized on all types of patients. Patients with gait problems, flexibility issues, weak lower extremities, and those with balance issues are all good candidates. There are a number of reasons why patients suffer with those symptoms and they include;
Low back pain Discs problems Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Parkinson’s Disease Multiple Sclerosis Sciatica Hip or knee issues
Where can I get more information on Whole Body Vibration on a Juvent unit?