WBV Improves Spasticity in Parkinson’s and MS

rehabSince we opened the WBV Studio we have witnessed, first-hand some amazing wins for our clients. We’ve watched them improve in a multitude of ways from reducing medications, becoming more active overall, losing weight, to increasing their stamina, rehabbing old injuries and overall just feeling better.

Of course all of this data is empirical, our clients report the changes they feel and we celebrate their wins, helping them reach for their better health goals. We love to see and hear stories like these because it’s why we opened the studio in the first place, to help the people we’d been working with for years, as massage clients, take their health journey to the next level. Stories like these help us confirm that we made the right choice in opening Portland’s first full-service whole body vibration studio. That’s why when we started to see and hear stories of clients with chronic issues like spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and others, seeing and feeling an improvement after using whole body vibration technology, we were elated.

MS and Parkinson’s

Especially for our clients with conditions that include spasticity challenges like MS and Parkinson’s, or spinal cord injury we’ve wanted to know if the use of WBV had been proven to help with spasticity. After doing a bit of research we’re finding that the answer, at least preliminarily, is a resounding yes.

WBV therapies are being tested in everything from rehabilitation to increase ambulatory capacity in stroke patients, as a useful adjunct to training with spasticity and reducing leg muscle spasms for those with spinal cord injuries, to increase muscle strength in adults with cerebral palsy, and to assist with equilibrium and gait improvement in patients with Parkinson’s Disease in the setting of a comprehensive rehabilitation.

In fact, issues of spasticity hit close to home for us as well. Tara’s mother, for example, has not fallen since she started using her in-home WBV unit every day for 10 minutes. A victim of Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s patients are at a higher risk of falling and three times more likely to suffer hip breaks and other injuries due to falls), Tara’s mother would fall, on average, two to three times per week prior to starting training therapy with her at-home WBV unit.

Several of our clients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Parkinson’s and other spastic conditions have purchased home units as well and find that, with daily use, they’re really noticing a difference. And many physical therapists and personal trainers all over the country are now integrating whole body vibration therapy into their client training sessions. As you can imagine, we are excited and delighted with results like these and look forward to watching our clients and family members continue to improve!!

If you’d like to see what WBV training can do for you, call or come see us today for a FREE trial.

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