Making sure that your body gets high-quality rehabilitative care after it has been through a trauma, like illness, operation, or an accident, could be the key to ensuring complete recovery. One tool that medical practitioners have in their rehabilitation toolbox is vibration therapy.
There are two types of vibration therapy: localized and whole-body. Both work with vibrations that are transmitted to your body and cause your muscles to contract and relax. Some vibrations can cause your body to produce the cells that create bone.
With full-body vibration therapy, you typically stand on a machine that has a vibrating platform, and the therapist will place you in the optimal position on the machine.
For localized vibration therapy, your therapist will use a hand-held device and use vibrations on a small area of your body.
Benefits of vibration therapy
There is still a need for more research on vibration therapy for rehabilitative care. But early findings have shown many positive results for medical care with vibration therapy.
Research has found that vibration therapy can:
- Increase bone density. Vibration therapy can stimulate bone formation and help to improve bone strength. For patients with illnesses that break down bone density, this could be invaluable.
- Increase muscle mass. Since it works on the muscles to contract and relax them, it can strengthen your muscles and reduce pain associated with muscle spasms and stiffness. It could even improve muscle pain from exercise.
- Improve circulation.
- Reduce joint pain caused by injury or illness.
- Reduce back pain.
- Relieve stress.
- Boost your metabolism.
- Possibly have short-term benefits for illnesses like Parkinson’s disease.
There are a lot of potential benefits, but you do need to make sure that the medical team you choose is of a high caliber.
Why do you need a high-quality medical team?
Vibration therapy might sound like a miracle treatment for people who are struggling with pain, and it could be, with the right rehabilitative care.
There are some risks involved in vibration therapy, and it can be dangerous if the vibrations are too high. The direction and the intensity of the vibrations are also crucial to ensure that it really works.
You need a medical professional that really understands the therapy and how it works. Spring Mountain Medical employs a team of medical therapists with extensive knowledge of vibration therapy.
Risks of vibration therapy
You need to speak to a doctor before you start any type of therapy since most medical procedures come with safety risks. High vibrations that are too intense can cause lumbar injuries and back pain. There are some health conditions and situations that put you at higher risk. You should consult a doctor before getting vibration therapy if any of these apply:
- You’re taking medicine that thins your blood.
- You have advanced diabetes.
- You have heart disease.
- You are pregnant.
Always talk to your doctor before starting a new treatment.
Vibration therapy could be a valuable tool for your rehabilitative care, but it has risks too. Make sure you choose a quality team like Spring Mountain Medical to administer this therapy for your benefit.