Exercise Therapy using Whole Body Vibration
Studies demonstrate that whole body vibration technology improves muscle strength and power, recovery after spinal cord injuries and stroke, increases bone mineral density even in high risk populations such as the elderly, increases release of Human Growth Hormone, and improves blood circulation. * With each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. When combined with exercise, this amazing technology leads to incredible improvement in force production, or muscle strength and power. It also allows people with conditions such as osteoporosis, asthma, multiple sclerosis and arthritis to exercise while working within their physical limitations. The doctors at Banic Chiropractic and Massage know that structure dictates function, and strengthening is imperative to stabilize the body, promoting stronger muscles and preventing re-injury. They utilize whole body vibration, combined with mirror-image exercise, to rehabilitate specific spinal and postural muscles. Whole body vibration with targeted exercise treatment can help improve a patient’s outcomes.
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It is important to understand that the closer the human body is to its normal alignment, the better it will perform.