The term whole body vibration brings up many thoughts for a lot of people. This is because the term vibration has been used in a lot of different settings to mean different things. Some may refer to vibrations when they’re talking about a mystical force in the universe. However, as everyone who has had a cell phone in their pocket knows, vibrations are a real thing. When a person talks about physical vibrations, they’re talking about physical oscillations. So when we are talking about whole body vibration therapy, what we are talking about is a therapy that uses physical vibrations to produce results. This treatment has been beneficial for individuals who want to improve their fitness.
Whole body vibration therapy is thought of as a passive form of exercise. The reason why we call it passive is because, different from things like walking, swimming, or weightlifting, whole body vibration therapy is being done to the person. The idea behind this treatment is that the vibrations cause your body’s muscles to react by contracting. So it leads to an involuntary form of exercise.
Vibration therapy is a newer exercise idea that is catching on and gaining popularity. We are not trying to say that the idea of vibration therapy is something that we came up with in the past couple of years. Anyone who has seen images of people working out in the 50s and 60s has seen images of women on machines that are vibrating them to help them lose weight. However, what we are saying is that the whole body vibration therapy machines that are used today are relatively new.
Whole body vibration therapy is not physiotherapy that uses vibrations. Physiotherapy using vibrations simply stimulates the tissue. The goal is not to mimic or induce any form of exercise. To the contrary, whole body vibration is able to induce muscle exercise via vibrations. This is because the vibrations are mixed with different positions that the client is in. At the end of the day, whole body vibration therapy is a form of physical exertion or physical exercise.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your overall health and if you’re looking for a passive form of exercise, then whole body vibration therapy at New Concepts Medical PC may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Wappingers Falls!