Benefits Of Vibration Therapy

Benefits Of Vibration Therapy

What Are the Benefits of Vibration Therapy

Intellinetix Vibration Therapy A New Approach to Pain Management and Recovery

These days people are looking for new ways to manage pain and shorten recover time. Its application for rehab is similar to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). With TENS use, small electrical impulses are delivered into the body which means it is not recommended for people who have pacemakers, are pregnant or have other risk factors. This is not the case with Vibration Therapy. Vibration Therapy is a gentle vibration that stimulates the muscles, causing them to contract and relax and results in increasing blood flow and promoting healing.

Vibration Therapy helps relieve pain through Gate Control. Gate Control Theory of pain is described as pain relief by confusing the body’s own nerves and distracting away from the pain. Nerve sensations of the vibration “shuts the gate” on the small, fast sharp pain sensations. In effect, experiencing something non-painful like a massage or vibration closes the “gate” and overrides or reduces the body’s pain signals. In the use of vibration therapy, what is registering in your brain is a gentle massaging sensation.

There are now a wide range of products that focus on vibrations for specific parts of the body. These include Intellinetix gloves, wraps for feet and ankles, knees and elbows. Also available are products for different parts of the legs and back along with eye masks and bands for headache relief. Brownmed was the first company to introduce wearable vibration therapy in 2016 and have been developing the technology. They are launching a new product that includes vibration therapy with the option of heat.

Reported Benefits of Vibrations Therapy Can Include:

  • Increase Blood and Lymph Circulation
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Alleviate Stress and Increase Energy Levels
  • Reduce Pain and Inflammation
  • Improve Bone and Muscle Strength
  • Increase Healing of Fractures, Strains and Sprains
  • Aid in Detoxification and Removal of Wastes from the Body

    Studies from the Journal of Sports Sciences indicate that vibration therapy may be useful in muscle rehabilitation after acute injury.

    The Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research reports a recent clinical study that 5 minutes of low level vibration therapy was as effective at reducing muscle soreness after strenuous exercise as a 15 minute massage.

    Studies have also shown that osteoporosis patients have experience significant improvements in bone and mineral density and reductions in back pain as a result of vibration therapy use.

    A 2017 clinical study by the Pain Management Center in conjunction with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that Intellinetix vibration therapy may significantly reduce pain among those living with arthritis

    . Vibration Therapy on the knee has been shown to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Enhance quality of life

    In patients with osteoarthritis of the knee when used as part of a comprehensive recovery program.

    In a study of patients suffering acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain of different origin, 69% reported a reduction of pain during vibratory stimulation at or around the surrounding area of pain. The maximal duration of pain relief was found when stimulation lasted 25-45 minutes.

    There is a need to educate people about the benefits of vibration therapy but the recent popularity of hand-held massage devices used by amateur athletes and weekend warriors has brought VT to the forefront. This awareness has helped in providing validity and results to people seeking help in providing pain management and rehab. All the clinical studies have made the awareness very beneficial to supporting the validity of the use of vibration therapy.

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