Whole Body Vibration as Effective as Regular Exercise

Here are two videos involving research on whole body vibration.  This first video refers to an animal study that concludes whole body vibration as effective as regular exercise programs.  (WBV machines like the Confidence Power Plus Vibration Plate Trainer have also been used in studies with human test subjects.)  The research study determined increased muscle mass and improved bone density.  It also concluded that wbv may have the same benefits as exercise on diabetes and obesity.

Welcome to our research update.  In brief it is 27 of March 2017.  Whole body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise important study regards those who are either incapacitated or unable to participate in regular exercise programs.

Keep in mind this was an animal study and it’s printed in the Endocrine Society.  This space can have beneficial effects on bone density, muscle mass, body composition, insulin sensitivity at least in regards to the animal study.  It was a first study showing that whole body vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes.

Whole Body Vibration as Effective as Regular Exercise

The whole body vibration consists of a person sitting, standing or laying on a machine with a vibrating platform.  When the Machine vibrates it transfers energy to the body.  The muscles contract and relax multiple times each second.  In particular it was at a frequency of 32 Hertz about a half a gram of acceleration each day for 12 weeks.  Those are research updates on the 27th of March, 2017.

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This second video is simply an instructional discussion for patients about to enter a study.  Why would we post this?  This video really highlights the extent that the medical profession goes to research and help patients with the use of whole body vibration.

Georgia State University (GSU) Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences

This is the Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences and our mission is to perform innovative research to improve the lives of children and adolescents with motor disorders.

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of whole body vibration on spasticity and mobility in children with cerebral palsy.  We have an adult patient for the purpose of the demonstration but the real study will be focusing on children with cerebral palsy.

Participants Preparation

After you come to the lab you will change into compression shorts or a swimsuit.  Then we will measure your weight and your height.

These are the cameras that will record the movement and convert it into computer data.  These cameras will only record the movement of the reflective markers and they will not record any images of the person.  In order to do that we’ll first use some pencils to draw some X’s on both feet in your lower legs and then put pieces of tape on your shorts.  We will use measuring tapes and calipers to measure the size of your legs.  We will stick reflective markers on top of the pencil marks we made earlier.  The double-sided tape will not cause skin irritation for most kids.

In order to calibrate the computers, we will ask you to stand still with your arms out for a few seconds.  You will be standing on a whole body vibration machine for three sets of three minutes.  A researcher will be standing behind you for safety.  You can also hold the handle for support.  The whole body vibration could offer mechanical training stimulus to the lower leg muscles but the transmission of the vibration to the trunk and head is minimal and it will not cause harm to the trunk or head.

The vibration machine might be noisy, but this is totally normal.  There will be two vibration sessions with different intensity.  You will perform the following test before and after the vibration session.  We will use the modified test for your lower leg muscles which is a common test for muscle tone.  You will be walking across the 10-meter walkway.  You will be standing still with your eyes open and your eyes closed for one minute.

We will also use the pendulum test to examine the spasticity of your lower leg muscles.  During data collection the computer will only see the markers and reconstruct it as stick figures, so you can be sure that your identity is protected.

Thank you for your interest in our study.  Come visit us at the Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences anytime.