During whole body vibration, a special machine vibrates, causing many different muscles throughout the body to contract and relax repeatedly. This treatment provides various benefits for the patient.
Weight Loss and Fitness
Whole body vibration is used for many reasons. For healthy individuals, it can provide a low-impact workout that improves fitness, core muscle strength, and flexibility. It also burns calories; some studies have shown that in conjunction with calorie restriction, it can induce weight loss. Many athletes report that a vibration session after an intense workout reduces muscle soreness the next day.
Whole body vibration has been shown to be particularly useful for individuals with health problems that prevent them from engaging in more traditional forms of physical activity. Frail elderly people often suffer from balance problems, and this can result in dangerous falls. Performing a series of simple exercises on a vibration platform has been shown to dramatically improve balance, core muscle strength, and even bone density. Similarly, individuals with Parkinson’s disease suffer from impairments of movement, and they have been shown to benefit from vibration platform training.
Individuals with conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-Lyme syndrome, or those undergoing cancer treatment regimens are often urged to try to remain physically active. However, due to fatigue and pain, exercise can often seem to be impossible. In such cases, a passive session of exercise on a vibration machine can provide many fitness and health benefits and may help relieve muscle pain.
What is the Treatment Like?
Whole body vibration treatment sessions are performed in the comfort of our office. In addition to passive regimens, where the individual remains motionless throughout the session, a variety of exercises can be performed on the vibration machine to increase the intensity of the workout. Our expert can provide a personalized exercise regimen, depending on your current status and goals.
If you’re ready to get started with whole body vibration, set up an appointment at New Concepts Medical PC to learn more information about the treatment. Our office is located in Wappingers Falls. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for whole body vibration!