Whole body vibration therapy benefits are increasing among various health conditions. If you suffer from such conditions as multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and arthritis, vibration therapy may be a good option to help in enhancing your current rehabilitation program. There are many benefits that one can achieve.
Arthritis and Rheumatism: These affected individuals, whether it is their joints (Rheumatoid Arthritis), their tendons or bursae (Connective Tissue Rheumatism), their muscles (Regional Myofascial Pain Syndrome), often struggle day in and day out with nowhere to turn. In most cases Whole Body Vibration exercise therapy reduces the pain and discomfort of these conditions. It has been proven to increase blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen to the muscles, joints and other connective tissue, dramatically improving flexibility and range of motion.
Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Under normal circumstances, it is nearly impossible for patients with Emphysema or COPD to undertake any kind of even mildly strenuous physical exercise. A ten minute session on a Whole Body Vibration machine can enable these patients to achieve nearly all of the benefits of a conventional workout or traditional form of fitness training.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and spinal cord injury: Patients with MS and ALS are not able to train using traditional methods because their nerves are no longer capable of properly controlling their muscles. Whole Body Vibration exercise activates over 97% of their muscles directly, without relying on signals from the nervous system. This enables those afflicted to feel better and have more energy, boosting their ability to cope with everyday activities. After a ten minute session they experience reduced levels of pain and as a result are much less dependent on others. (Source: http://kwikfit4u.com)
Through the descriptions above, there is one consistent benefit that can be seen; and that’s the ability of whole body vibration therapy to produce muscle contractions in those that may be unable to produce significant muscle contractions themselves. We do know that therapeutic exercise, when applied with the right frequency and intensity, can produce significant increases in strength, flexibility and reduced pain. When used the right way, with the right protocols, vibration therapy has the potential to enhance regular therapeutic interventions.
However, whole body vibration may not be for everyone. If you suffer from any of these conditions, it’s best to either seek a health professional that is experienced with vibration therapy, or you have access to the right exercises and support when you purchase a vibration machine for personal use. Are you looking to purchase a vibration machine, or finding the right programs for your personal use? Check out our membership site. You can get free access to over 20 vibration training videos so you can be comfortable you have the right foundation to start your whole body vibration therapy.
Dr. Jasper Sidhu has been using vibration platforms for over 10 years in rehabilitation, sports, fitness and weight loss settings. In addition to hands on treatment of patients and clients in these settings, he has lectured at various universities and medical association meetings on the application of vibration training.