Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis is a significant public health problem that leads to increased bone fragility and an increased risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy is an attractive alternative to drugs for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. The attractiveness of WBV lies in its ability to be applied in a low impact manner, which is critical for individuals with impaired mobility and attenuated muscle strength. There is no stress to the joints.
Studies show that WBV delivers mechanical loading to the skeleton, which increases bone mass and improves postural balance by strengthening skeletal muscles.
Weight bearing exercise is commonly accepted as a way to to increase bone density. WBV signals the brain to produce more bone mineral to handle the extra weight your body thinks it is carrying. With WBV their is no need to use actual weights, however smaller weights can be used to further strengthen muscles.
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Research Articles About Whole Body Vibration and Osteoporosis
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Effect Of 6-month Whole Body Vibration Training On Hip Density
Effect Of Whole-body Vibration Exercise On Chronic Back Pain In Osteoporotic Women
Low-frequency Vibratory Exercise Reduces The Risk Of Bone Fracture More Than Walking
Low-level, High-frequency Mechanical Signals Enhance Musculoskeletal Development
Reversing Osteoporosis Naturally with Whole Body Vibration
Whole-Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis
Whole-body Vibration As Potential Intervention For People With Osteoporosis
Whole Body Vibration for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention