Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Great for Rehabilitation and Exercise
About five years ago I heard about an amazing form of therapy; Whole Body Vibration therapy. Dr. Perry Cammisa, D.C. says, “Structural problems require a structural solution.” Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy is that structural therapy and helps with:
Enhancing blood flow
Weight Loss, burning up to 290 Calories in a 10 minute session
And so much more
When I purchased my TurboSonic, one of the best WBV therapy devices, my expectations were high. The TurboSonic is so much more than I thought it could be. Most patients enjoy the “feel-good-therapy” of the Turbo-Sonic and come back for more. Many come in for weight loss, more come for muscle rehab and strengthening, some get relief from complications to diabetes, but no matter what your needs are the Turbo-Sonic has benefits for you.
The Turbo-Sonic is a plate that vibrates up and down between 3 and 50hz with variable-force burning up to 290 Calories in just 10 minutes. WBV devices create a stretch reflex similar to a doctor tapping below your knee cap reflexively moving your leg. The WBV device caused a continuous reflex called the Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR). When using the Turbo-Sonic your muscles contract and relax very quickly, but also the number of muscles fibers in every muscle involved exceeds those utilized in traditional training modes. For most people performing conventional strength training, a maximum of 40% of the muscle fibers per muscle are recruited at any one time. Turbo-Sonic recruits between up to 97% of the muscle fibers in your skeletal muscle.
If you can stand you can exercise. Even people who are out of shape can stand for a few minutes and receive benefit. Less is more for the Turbo-Sonic, sitting in a chair with your feet on the unit you can receive more exercise than you could think possible. Elite athletes use WBV to strengthen the core, purge lactic acid, and enhance flexibility. Many professional sports teams utilize this technology.
A critical factor of WBV-use in the clinical setting is receiving training from someone experienced using this equipment in a medical and rehabilitation environment. Proper postural biomechanics are essential to training each individual body to strengthen and stabilize areas of weakness or damage. This therapy is so new that many medical professionals find it hard to believe that 5-10 minutes of therapy conducted 2-3 times a week can produce a significant benefit. There is no question that frequent, short sessions with adequate recovery time are superior to conventional training methods and schedules. WBV is truly the way to strengthen the skeletal muscles especially those surrounding the spine in a fast, efficient manner.
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