Mechanical Vibration Therapy
Vibration therapy is a passive exercise that utilizes mechanical vibrations to treat physical injuries and promote bone density. Vibrations are applied to an area of the body to improve muscle, bone, and circulatory health.
How Chiropractic Vibration Therapy Works
Vibration therapy aims to facilitate joint movement and prevent bone loss by creating an environment where your muscles will contract and relax. As a result, your muscles will stimulate the production of osteoblasts, cells that produce bone. Increased joint motion creates improved mobility and reduces the inflammation process created by joint fixations and subluxations.
There are two types of vibration therapy: whole-body vibration therapy and localized vibration therapy.
Whole-body Vibration Therapy
Whole-body vibration therapy treatments use a vibration machine that a patient can sit, lay or stand on. The machine will create vibration movements to transmit energy into the body. While on the machine, a patient will be asked to perform a static pose like stretching.
Localized Vibration Therapy
The patient will stand, sit, or lay on a table while the doctor uses a standing platform or a handheld vibration machine to apply vibrations to a selected muscle group. Localized vibration therapy uses lighter vibration as compared to whole-body vibration.
Light vibration is a great way to relax and warm up the muscles. A higher vibration, used with whole-body therapy, acts to train the muscles.
The positive health benefits of vibration therapy are provided by whole-body vibration as well as localized vibration.
Benefits of Vibration Therapy
Many patients have benefited from vibration therapy in a variety of areas. The most popular benefits of vibration therapy include:
- Reduced Joint Pain
- Increased Bone Density
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Faster Healing
- Improved Balance
- Reduced Stress
- Reduced Muscle Soreness
Vibration Therapy at Gardner
Vibration therapy results depend on the direction and intensity of the vibrations. Dr. Gardner is experienced at creating an effective treatment plan for each of his patients. He will assess the areas that you are experiencing pain and discomfort and make sure that you are comfortable with the course of treatment.
If you are interested in vibration therapy in Gainesville, FL or have questions, contact Gardner Chiropractic & Injury to set up an appointment.