What is Vibration Exercise?
With whole-body vibration, you stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your body, forcing your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. The activity may cause you to feel as if you’re exerting yourself.
It is actually the same technique that was used when Russian and American scientists raced to get astronauts ready to go into space over four decades ago! They both hit upon a unique way to keep space travelers from developing serious muscle atrophy in zero gravity. The techniques involved platforms that delivered intense vibrations throughout the body without pain or discomfort. These vibrations cause the muscles to tense and relax dozens of time per second, leaving them stretched and toned after just a few minutes.
Vibration exercise is now available at Olathe Chiropractic to help patients suffering from a wide range of conditions! It can also have amazing results for athletes looking for a boost beyond their current training routine.
Why Should I Choose Professional Vibration Therapy?
As little as 15 minutes a day of whole-body vibration three times a week may aid weight loss, burn fat, improve flexibility, enhance blood flow, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, build strength and decrease the stress hormone cortisol.
Whole-body vibration may also have a role beyond sports and fitness. Some research shows that whole-body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can:
- Reduce back pain
- Improve balance in older adults
- Reduce bone loss
How Does Vibration Exercise Help With Pain And Injuries?
When a serious spinal injury leaves you waiting on a slow recovery process, vibration could help. The shaking increases blood flow throughout the body, which could speed up healing time according to the clinical research completed by the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre. However, too much vibration could also make the injury worse. We will use imaging to ensure your injuries are healing without further damage due to any treatment methods. Other benefits of vibration include:
- Improved balance for older adults
- Greater flexibility and a wider range of movement due to reduced tension and inflammation
- Improved mineral density in the bones, which can prevent breaks in the hip or shoulder
Small doses of vibration exercises can also help when you are struggling with conditions like chronic pain or spinal alignment issues. Tight muscles will relax after a quick session of shaking out the tension. The treatment is easily combined with other options like massage therapy, stretching, and home exercises. However, if you are pressed for time, you will still see great results after a quick 15 minute session on the vibration platform at our Olathe office.
Can Vibration Exercises Help Me Lose Weight?
Early research shows that these platforms may work for weight loss. However, it’s still best to combine regular visits to our office in the Olathe area with other forms of whole body exercise. These vibrations will support strong muscle development that makes it easier to workout long enough to burn plenty of calories. While you shouldn’t rely on vibration exercises as your only method for slimming down, it can support weight loss as part of a larger treatment plan.
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