Vibration Therapy is used to release tissues thereby relaxing the whole muscle.
Vibration therapy is a type of treatment that uses vibration as a physical technique. On a continuous medium, vibration is the propagation of elastic waves that cause deformations and stresses. The vibratory movement is brief and rapid, and it is repeated around an equilibrium point. It can be used in a variety of ways, either as a local therapy or as a whole-body vibration.
- Neuropathic pain: Whole-body vibration has a long-term beneficial effect on diabetic neuropathic pain.
- Low back pain:Low back discomfort is a common ailment. Vibration and traction therapy in combination is more effective than traction alone.
- Neonates with heel lance pain: Mechanical vibration may be an effective and safe means of treating neonates with heel lance discomfort.
- Muscle Soreness: A number of studies have looked into the effects of therapeutic vibration on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Some of them come to the conclusion that both localised and whole-body vibration alleviate pain. Vibration treatment also improved muscular strength, power development, kinesthetic awareness, range of motion, and boosted blood flow under the skin, according to the researchers.
Other applications of vibration in physical therapy:
Vibration is an effective treatment for spasticity. Local vibration is a safe and efficient treatment option for persistent post-stroke patients.
Vibration treatment can help people with Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis get more out of their physiotherapy.
Because vibrations cause muscle contractions, they can help people with limited mobility improve their osteoclast metabolism and avoid osteoporosis.