Using vibration or oscillation plates of various makes can have a very beneficial effect on people with certain medical conditions. This is especially so where high impact and physically exerting exercises are not recommended, or can no longer be undertaken.
Vibration exercise is rapidly becoming widely accepted in the medical field for the treatment of various types of illnesses and injuries. For example, they allow people with arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease to exercise while working within their own physical limitations. Vibration exercise also helps to alleviate the symptoms of these conditions.
Other conditions which benefit from using these machines are Rheumatism and Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Circulation problems, Lymph Oedema, Varicose Veins, Lower Back Pain and Obesity.
It is well known that people suffering from these conditions benefit from physical activity, but those same people feel genuinely that they cannot undertake that kind of exercise when it is related to a visit to the Gym. Here we have a solution. Exercise beneficial to them can be undertaken by short regular sessions on a vibration or oscillation machine in a totally low impact way. Their session times, therefore, can be increased slowly as they gain confidence, leading to a greater ability to get more out of life than previously.
Because of its low impact nature, the benefits of physical exercise are once again available to those people and also with these machines usually being in a more relaxed and private environment, again confidence is soon improved.
Vibration and oscillation exercise will also increase muscular strength, balance, blood circulation, lymph system drainage, endocrine system response and bone mineral density. Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis and other debilitating conditions are now able to fight the effects of these disabling diseases. Whilst not a cure, WBV can certainly provide much needed relief from many of the symptoms suffered.
Rheumatic afflications are thought by some to be an auto-immune disorder in which immune complexes are formed in joints, exciting an inflammatory response, causing pain. Patients with this kind of symptom can use this type of training because practical experience has shown that the inflammations do not deteriorate, and in many cases can decrease the effect.
Scientific research has proved that bone density increases significantly with vibration training.
While a person may have suffered an injury to their back, it is thought that weakened lower back muscles are often the cause of these complaints. These muscles can be strengthened through the use of vibration therapy without going to the gym. The results have been found to decrease pain by as much as 66%.
The rhythmic contractions of the muscles encourage increased blood circulation. During training, your capilliaries will enlarge so that blood will flow into even the smallest blood vessels.
Reduction in lymph oedema is achieved by improving circulation to the lymphatic system, thereby helping to remove waste and bacteria from the system more effectively than passive range motion or electrical impulse stimulation. Importantly, most people suffering from lymph oedema are highly sensitive to physical contact on the oedema. This contact can be avoided with vibration therapy.
Blood from the lower limbs is pumped back to the heart using valves in the blood vessels, which stop the blood returning to the lower extremities. Varicose veins are caused when these valves leak. As vibration training causes a huge increase in circulation, it can improve the return of blood from the lower limbs if used on a regular basis. It should be noted that it is advised that you massage around varicose veins manually before starting a vibration training session.
As whole body vibration therapy causes a rapid decline in blood glucose levels, it is not recommended that severe diabetics use the machines. However, the nature of the training means that it is ideal to improve the physical condition of diabetics.
Therefore, it is advised that you consult your doctor about using this type of exercise regime, and subject to their approval, an appropriate training schedule can be devised.
Athletes and sports people in endurance or impact sports have to deal with injuries picked up in training and competition, as well as lower backaches and strains caused through excessive stress on the body. With vibration training, these complaints can be treated quickly and efficiently without further impact on the injury, and the bodys own healing process is greatly assisted.
Many professional sports teams have found vibration machines to be invaluable for rehabilitation. The ability to strengthen muscles without strain on joints and ligaments can be extremely valuable for patients with rehabilitation needs. Increased blood circulation helps bring oxygen to inflamed areas to promote healing, while improved lymphatic flow helps drain fluid build-up from injured tissue. Physiotherapists around the world have found the benefits of vibration machines invaluable.
If you suffer from the following medical conditions, you must consult your doctor before using vibration therapy:-