After having been in practice for over 30 years, I have noticed some significant changes in the way patients behave. I think it is no surprise for you to hear that people the more stressed out than ever.
Whole Body Vibration is a modality that has all the health and wellness benefits from exercise and allows people to benefit from the changes very quickly. By standing for 5-10 minutes a day while doing a few movements to transfer the vibration of the machine into various body regions, you can increase the flow of freshly oxygenated blood into the tissues, enhance lymphatic drainage and generally loosen your up. What exactly are these "movements" or vibrations that help benefit the human body?
When skeptics hear the term “vibration” a red flag goes up, because that is a common term used in pseudoscientific jargon. Vibrations are often used to refer vaguely to energy or some physical or even spiritual property that cannot be detected, and is used in a hand-waving manner to explain extraordinary claims.
A new study recently published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology states that a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice. WBV consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second.
Most people already know that they should be working out. But for many, the task is simply overwhelming. Their lives are already too busy.
Research on cardiovascular exercise has shown that short bursts exercise routines effectively improves our heart health. When exercising on the Whole Body Vibration unit in the advanced settings, many users experience an increased heart rate and they start perspiring quickly.
Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active. In conjunction with the NIH Go4Life campaign we at Pivotal Health Solutions are promoting exercise for all people, particularly the aging population.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is the perfect tool for many people who have experienced pain, discomfort or simply are uneasy or not knowledgeable about exercising. It is a fast, effective, safe and easy to learn way of getting back into working out!
And bet of all, it addresses all 4 components of a complete exercise program: Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility.
Athletes and trainers know the benefits of warming up muscles prior to activity to help reduce pain or stiffness. Whole-body vibration has emerged as an alternative to simple stretching to warm up the entire body; for example, PHS Chiropractic offers two levels of vibrating platforms ideal for both the professional and recreational athlete. The National Strength and Conditioning Association looks at how this new protocol not only provides an effective warm-up, but even improves performance.
As a chiropractor, if you’re simply focusing on your next adjustment, you’re missing out on significant market share.