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Whole Body Vibration (WBV)
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
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
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
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
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.