Hypervibe Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Hypervibe Vibration Therapy

What is Hypervibe?

Whole Body Vibration is a technology created by NASA. Movements performed on vibration platforms have been shown to be up to four times more effective than equivalent exercise performed on stationary surfaces.

Vibration therapy was first fully embraced by Russia in the 1970s and further refined by Vladimir Nazarov to give their Olympic team a competitive advantage by helping them speed up their recovery. Nazaroc and his colleague Spivak were the first to make the connection that vibration contributed to muscular capacity increase, and could stimulate bone regeneration. This knowledge and therapy was applied to Russian astronauts who experienced a reduction in bone density and this treatment helped them recover their strength following space travel. In 1995, Russian astronaut Valery Polakev became the first man to spend more than 400 days in space thanks to the benefits of vibration therapy. 

Scientists from all over the world began adopting vibration therapy. Americans used vibration therapy to prepare astronauts for landing on the moon. German scientists used it to help improve flexibility. Carmelo Bosco, and Italian physiologist, invented the modern day whole body vibration machine that became available for use in the homes or gyms of individuals for the first time.

Biological Effects and Benefits of Hypervibe:

What can Hypervibe Treat:

How does it work?

WBV training is a training method to improve the neuromuscular system, which uses mechanical vibration and external resistance load to stimulate the body to cause muscle vibration and increase the adaptiveness of the central nervous system (Choi et al., 2017). The patients sit or stand on the vibration platform, then the exogenous stimuli with various amplitudes and frequencies are transmitted from the platform to the whole body through the sole of the foot. The “bone-muscle-nerve” series connection is established (Jaime et al., 2019). By causing local or entire body muscles to vibrate, the vibration stimulation can increase the activation degree of the muscle spindle, cause high-frequency discharge and recruit more motor units, thus promoting muscle contraction, stimulating the proprioception system, enhancing muscle strength of lower limbs, and improving motor control ability (Marín et al., 2015; Liu et al., 2022).

Note from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Michael C. Wainberg, M.D., physiatrist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. His research interests include musculoskeletal disorders and spasticity and states:

NASA-funded scientists suggest that astronauts might prevent bone loss by standing on a lightly vibrating plate for 10 to 20 minutes each day. Held down with the aid of elastic straps, the astronauts could keep working on other tasks while they vibrate. The same therapy, they say, might eventually be used to treat some of the millions of people who suffer from bone loss, called osteoporosis, here on Earth.

Current Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Vibration therapy is not painful, but it can be intense depending on what the treatment goal is. Our doctors have extensive training in vibration therapy and will gradually get you accustomed to the vibrations. Patients sometimes report that the vibration feels very energizing.

Vibration Therapy can last anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

Depending on what the treatment goal is, you can expect to feel soreness, similar to what you may feel after exercising. Some patients report feeling very energetic the following few days after treatment.

Just as you would do after a workout, stay hydrated and continue your normal activities.

Whole Vibration Therapy has a number of benefits. Please look at the top of this page for a full list of effects and benefits of Whole Body Vibration.

We have a detailed intake form for Whole Body Vibration to see if you are a right fit for the treatment. Which is something you will fill out upon your arrival for your initial evaluation. Our Doctors will go over everything before doing any treatment with you.

The cost of Whole Body Vibration is covered by insurance, as long as we accept your insurance. Patients may also pay a monthly subscription to come and use the machine on their own.

Our doctors will be with you every step of the way when performing the Whole Body Vibration. If the doctor deems you fit to do the Whole Body Vibration by yourself, you may purchase a monthly subscription to come and use the machine on your own.

This is something your Doctor will go over with you after your initial evaluation and coming up with your custom plan of care depending on your goals.

Whole Body Vibration Therapy can last anywhere from 5-10 minutes, but your treatment visit can last 30 minutes to an hour.

MVP Physio Dr. is located at 1645 Forest Hill Rd, Suite 105, Macon, GA 31210 as well as a mobile component upon request where you can be treated at the comfort of your home.

Please fill the form out at the bottom of this page or you can call our office directly at (478) 960-7077.

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