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Incorporating:
General Practitioner, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Massage Therapy & Other Health Services
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Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

 
- WBV PHYSIOLOGY -
By placing a person on the WBV vibration technology, muscles and joints can be mobilized through a stretching and then strengthening method. The vibrations lengthen the muscle like a slinky spring mechanism which illicits a stretch reflex increasing amount of muscle use and control allowing greater performance. This is the underlying philosophy behind the WBV. It can accommodate for any individual and clinically programmed to suit the goals and aims of the client.


- WBV FOR SPORTS -
Not only does the WBV aid in resolving back pain, it also works towards enhancing sports performance. Through the feedback system and the ability to challenge a person despite their level of function, the WBV can aid elite sports people target specific muscle groups, or movements required in their chosen field. PIHC currently treats international level gymnasts from WAIS, state swimmers from Applecross, Melville, Western Sprints, Aqua Attack and Kalamunda Swimming Clubs, athletes, rowers and cyclists. PIHC treats cyclists at the recreational and elite level including the three elite state teams.
   

- WBV FOR MEDICAL -
Patients suffering from acute, chronic and persistent back pain and joint pain can also significantly benefit from use of the WBV. Patients are positioned to stand, sit, kneel on the platform where the speed and vibration of the platform can be adjusted to suit their individual needs. By creating an environment where fluid movement is necessary, the WBV action gently mobilizes the spine and the surrounding muscles to increase range of movement and gently stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons. This mobilisation also allows greater blood supply to the muscles and transport of blood allowing toxins to leave areas of damage allowing greater repair. It is clinically important for the practitioner to supervise the patient on the WBV.


- WBV FOR NEUROMUSCULAR -
Children presenting with a range of neurodevelopmental issues (balance and coordination) can also benefit from the WBV. PIHC has much experience working with children as young as 3 months old on the WBV to stimulate their proprioceptive system and improve motor planning for safer more fluid movements. Seniors can also benefit from balance and coordination input through the use of the WBV.


Click on the pdf to view the Frequently Asked Questions on the WBV system.

 WBV 3000 Neuromuscular Research Document

   WBV Poster - SMA Conference Brisbane 2009

   WBV @ PIHC Brochure

   2009 Exercise & Whole Body Vibration

   2009 Vibration & the Neuromuscular System

   Efficacy of Lifestyle Machines on Fat Reduction

   Clinical Research Bibliography for WBV

   PIHC Letter of Endorsement for WBV 3000

   WBV 3000 Sports Brochure

   WBV A5 Brochure

 

For Other Sales Agents in Various States please refer to: www.wbv.net.au/contacts
 

 

Please send your WBV enquiries to:

Lucy Liongue (Clinical Manager)
Email: lucy@pihc.com.au

or call 08 9240 5266
  
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