As a chiropractor my focus is on correcting the damage that stress has on the nervous system. As a personal trainer, I focus on weight loss, fat burning, fitness, and rehabilitation. In the last decade or so, the therapeutic value of whole body vibration has been gaining tremendous momentum. We now offer this technology in our practice. In researching whole body vibration therapy, I compiled a list of nearly 30 health benefits that were being claimed by it’s proponents.
Potential Benefits of Whole Body Vibration:
- Tones and strengthens muscles
- Increases bone density
- Increases the production of human growth hormone, serotonin, neurophin, endorphins, and testosterone
- Decreases the fat-storing stress hormone cortisol.
- Decreases cellulite
- Tightens the skin
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases fat burning and metabolism
- Increases blood flow and cardiovascular stimulation
- Increases flexibility
- Increases mobility
- Improves coordination
- Improves balance
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Assists in detoxification
- Relieves joint and back pain
- Can relieve headaches
- Promotes stress relief
- May help to prevent or help osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
- Helps peripheral neuropathy
- Promotes weight loss
- Improves depression and state of wellbeing
- Helps people with Parkinson’s disease
- Helps people to recover from surgery
Whole body vibration therapy consists of standing on a platform which vibrates many times per second. The vibration causes involuntary muscles to contract and relax very rapidly. The client can benefit by merely standing on the plate with their knees slightly bent. More advanced use involves performance of exercises and movements while the machine is on. Many claim that one can accomplish similar results in 10-minutes on a vibration plate as a 60-minute workout.
We are very excited to be able to incorporate whole body vibration into our chiropractic, rehabilitation, and training protocols.