Since 2009 the Vibro Trainer has been designed to Australian scientific research specifications so that they are suitable for the widest range of people possible. Leaders in Australian Whole Body Vibration from the ACU in Melbourne, who are recognised in the scientific community and have published papers on vibration training, allowed us to use their specifications which they consider optimal for the human body.
Of course the Vibro Trainer has been calibrated & checked so that the specifications stated such as amplitude and Hz range or frequency are accurate, as this is a necessary starting point for research. However the VibroTrainer is not simply based on these engineering tests but tested as to it’s interaction with the human body.
* With the University of Tasmania on vibration training for healthy aging.
* With the ACU in Melbourne 1 on cerebral palsy and lung congestion and the other on diabetes. The MS Society also purchased a Vibro Trainer in October 2011 for a research study after an initial trial with people with MS at all stages showed promising signs of reduction in spasticity and increase in circulation and feelings of wellbeing.
* The Vibro Trainer has also been used in St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney for rehabilitation by their large team of physiotherapists since July 2010. Outpatients are also coming in regularly to use the Vibro Trainer on their own and get the benefits, particularly reducing the tightness and corresponding pain and sleeplessness that normally accompanies recovery.
* It’s also undergoing testing with the Royal North Shore Hospital. We are committed to ongoing research in the area of vibration training as we and the researchers are very excited about its further potential for helping the human body.
The Vibro Trainer has been proven therefore to be safe and effective for use by the widest majority of people, even the elderly or those who have bad knees, back or hips, or who have had surgery on those areas. In fact research done on the Vibro Trainer at the ACU shows that it definitely assists in fall prevention.
An important difference between conventional training methods and WBV (whole body vibration) is that there is only a minimum of loading. No additional weights are necessary, which ensures that there is very little loading to passive structures such as bones, ligaments and joints. That is why WBV is highly suited to people that are difficult to train due to old age, illness, disorders, weight or injury. On the other hand, it is also highly suitable for professional athletes who want to stimulate and strengthen their muscles without overloading joints and the rest of the physical system (Cochrane et al. 2005; Mahieu et al. 2006).
Other than its influence on the muscles, WBV can also have a positive effect on bone mineral density. Vibrations cause compression and remodeling of the bone tissue Mechanostat, activating the osteoblasts (bone building cells), while reducing the activity of the osteoclasts (cells that break bone down). Repeated stimulation of this system, combined with the increased pull on the bones by the muscles, will increase bone mineral density over time. It is also likely that improved circulation and the related bone perfusion due to a better supply of nutrients, which are also more able to penetrate the bone tissue, are contributing factors (Verschueren 2004, Jordan 2005, Olof Johnell & John Eisman, 2004, Rubin et al. 2004).
Furthermore the Berlin Bedrest Study (BBR) proved that 10 minutes of vibration training 6 times a week prevented muscle and bone loss in total bedrest over 55 days (Rittweger et al. 2004, Felsenberg et al. 2004, Bleeker et al. 2005, Blottner et al. 2006).
In preventing falls and the bone fractures that often result from them, enhancing bone mineral density is not the only important issue. Increased muscle power, postural control and balance are also factors worthy of consideration. Studies involving elderly subjects have shown that all of these issues can be improved using whole body vibration (Roelants et al. 2004, Bautmans et al. 2005,Bogaerts et al. 2007, Kawanabe et al. 2007).
Research References For Vibro Trainer
Please click on the links below to open the reference documents (PDF format)
Please note: The majority of vibration methods used in these studies have been done on or can be exactly replicated with the Vibro Trainer.
BLOOD & CIRCULATION
K. Kerschan-Schindl, S. Grampp, C. Henk, H. Resch, E. Preisinger, V. Fialka-Moser and H. Imhof
Whole-body vibration exercise leads to alterations in muscle blood volume (2001) “A few minutes lasting stance on a vibrating platform leads to an increase in the relative moving blood volume of quadriceps and gastrocnemius muscles. Mean blood flow in the popliteal artery was also increased and its resistive index decreased.”
Note: The popliteal artery, supplies blood to the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf. The gastrocnemius muscle, also called leg triceps, large posterior muscle of the calf of the leg.
Lythgo, N., Eser, P., De Groot, P. and Galea, M. (2009),
Whole-body vibration dosage alters leg blood flow.
Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 29: 53–59. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2008.00834.x
“The results show leg blood flow increased during the squat or non-vibration bouts and systematically increased with frequency in the vibration bouts.”
Kerschan-Schindl et al. (2001) and Lythgo et al. (2008) used side alternating WBV to show significant increase in muscle blood flow in the lower limbs. Range Frequency = 10-30 Hz, amplitude = 3.0-4.5 mm g = 8.16-16.3
BONES & JOINTS – Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Bone Mineral Density (BMD), Back, Hips, Knees
Verschueren, S. M., Bogaerts, A., Delecluse, C., Claessens, A. L., Haentjens, P., Vanderschueren, D. and Boonen, S. (2011),
The effects of whole-body vibration training and vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength, muscle mass, and bone density in institutionalized elderly women: A 6-month randomized, controlled trial.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 26: 42–49. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.181)
“Sarcopenia and osteoporosis represent a growing public health problem.” “….main effects for the whole-body vibration (WBV) training program. After 6 months of treatment, dynamic muscle strength, hip BMD, and vitamin D serum levels improved significantly over time….”
Paula J. Rackoff, Jammie K. Barnes*, and Stephen Honig
Exercise and Its Effect on Bone Health (2009)
“…..concluded that extremely low levels of signals several orders less than generated by vigorous exercise increased bone and muscle mass in the weight bearing skeleton of young women with low BMD. The data in this study suggests that mechanical signals can influence both muscle and bone and that increased muscle contraction may produce anabolic strain on bone.”
The review of Paula J. Rackoff1, Jammie K. Barnes*,2 and Stephen Honig3
Exercise and Its Effect on Bone Health (2009) provided evidence for WBV at 3g for bone building.
Narcís Gusi , Armando Raimundo and Alejo Leal
Low-frequency vibratory exercise reduces the risk of bone fracture more than walking: a randomized controlled trial(2006)
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006, 7:92doi:10.1186/1471-2474-7-92
“The 8-month course of vibratory exercise using a reciprocating plate is feasible and is more effective than walking to improve two major determinants of bone fractures: hip BMD and balance.”
Rittweger, Jörn MD, Just, Karsten MD, Kautzsch, Katja MsPsych, Reeg, Peter MD, Felsenberg, Dieter PhD
Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain with Lumbar Extension and Whole-Body Vibration Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2002)
Spine: 1 September 2002 – Volume 27 – Issue 17 – pp 1829-1834 Randomized Trial
“A significant and comparable reduction in pain sensation and pain-related disability was observed in both groups. Lumbar extension torque increased significantly in the vibration exercise group…Interestingly, well-controlled vibration may be the cure rather than the cause of lower back pain.”
Roelants, M., Delecluse, C. and Verschueren, S. M. (2004),
Whole-Body-Vibration Training Increases Knee Extension Strength and Speed of Movement in Older Women.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 52: 901–908. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52256.x
“….WBV is a suitable training method and is as efficient as conventional RES training to improve knee-extension strength and speed of movement and counter-movement jump performance in older women.”
Julia O. Totosy de Zepetnek, MSc(c); Lora M. Giangregorio, PhD; B. Catharine Craven, MSc, MD
Whole-body vibration as potential intervention for people with low bone mineral density and osteoporosis: A review(2009)
JRRD Volume 46, Number 4, 2009 Pages 529–542 Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
“Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been examined as an intervention for maintaining or improving bone mass among people with low BMD, because it may emulate the mechanical strains observed during normal daily activities.” “….studies demonstrate that WBV may positively affect bone density, any effect of WBV observed in adults is likely due to a prevention of bone loss.”
CHRONIC CONDITIONS – Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Fibro Myalgia
J. Roth, M. Wust, R. Rawer, D. Schnabel, G. Armbrecht, G. Beller, I. Rembitzki, U. Wahn, D. Felsenberg, D. Staab
Whole body vibration in cystic fibrosis – a pilot study (2008)
J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2008; 8(2):179-187
“Most patients were able to increase peak force in the one-leg jump. In the two-leg jump, velocity and muscle power increased with equal or decreased muscle force. This may indicate an improvement in neuromuscular and intramuscular co-ordination (and therefore efficiency) with less muscle force necessary to generate the same power.” “….similar improvements were also observed in the trunk bend, which is especially important for this patient group.”
Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Jaume Padilla, Gerard Moras, Cristina Lázaro Haro, Joaquim Fernández-Solà.
Six Weeks of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Improves Pain and Fatigue in Women with Fibromyalgia (2008) The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2008, 14(8): 975-981. doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0050.
“Results suggest that a 6-week traditional exercise program with supplementary WBV safely reduces pain and fatigue, whereas exercise alone fails to induce improvements.”
Siv Ohlin, Edzard B. Zeinstra
Whole-Body Vibration Training in Multiple Sclerosis patients – a Pilot Study. (2007)
“In a degenerative disease like Multiple Sclerosis maintaining function and performance is a major goal of therapy” “The results in this pilot study showed that most of the patients maintained their level of performance which indicates the positive benefits that could be gained with a whole-body vibrating program.”
DISEASES – Parkinsons Disease, Late-onset Pompe Disease
Ricky W.K. Lau, Tilda Teo, Felix Yu, Raymond C.K. Chung, Marco Y.C. Pang
Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Sensorimotor Performance in People with Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review(2011)
Physical Therapy Volume 91 Number 2, February 2011
“Significantly better outcomes with WBV than with no intervention, as reﬂected in UPDRS (Uniﬁed Parkinson Disease Rating Scale) tremor and rigidity scores….”
Georg Ebersbach, MD, Daniela Edler, MD, Olaf Kaufhold, Joerg Wissel, MD
Whole Body Vibration Versus Conventional Physiotherapy to Improve Balance and Gait in Parkinson’s Disease (2008)
Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 89, March 2008
“Equilibrium and gait improved in patients with PD receiving conventional WBV or conventional PT in the setting of a comprehensive rehabilitation program.”
Aneal Khan, Barbara Ramage, Ion Robu and Laura Benard
Side-Alternating Vibration Training Improves Muscle Performance in a Patient with Late-Onset Pompe Disease (2009)
Hindawi Publishing Corporation Case Reports in Medicine Volume 2009, Article ID 741087, 4 pages
“Late-Onset Pompe disease (acid alpha-lucosidase deficiency) can lead to progressive muscle weakness and loss of mobility….” “We suggest that other patients with late-onset Pompe disease may also benefit from SAVT….” (Side Alternating Vibration Training)
GENERAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
Maschette, W. Lorenzen, C. Furness, T.
Good, Good, Good Vibrations (2008)
2008 Vario Health Conference
“The intervention of this study showed that static standing on the vibration platform was sufficient to elicit health improvements. Further the maximum g force here (g = 1.26) was much less than had been previously adopted.”
MOBILITY – Cerebral Palsy
Lotta Ahlborg, PT, MSc, Christina Andersson, PT, PhD and Per Julin, MD, PhD
Whole-body vibration training compared with resistance training: effect on spasticity, muscle strength and motor performance in adults with cerebral palsy (2006)
J Rehabil Med 2006; 38: 302_308
“….8 weeks of intervention with WBV can increase muscle strength during rapid movements and increase gross motor performance without negative effects on spasticity.”
Ivan Bautmans, Ellen Van Hees, Jean-Claude Lemper and Tony Mets
The feasibility of whole body vibration in institutionalised elderly persons and its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility: a randomised controlled trial (2005)
BMC Geriatrics 2005, 5:17doi:10.1186/1471-2318-5-17
“In nursing home residents with limited functional dependency, six weeks static WBV exercise is feasible, and is beneficial for balance and mobility.”
Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orra, Maria A. Fiatarone Singha
The effect of whole body vibration exposure on muscle or bone morphology and function in older adults: A systematic review of the literature (2010)
PII: S0378-5122(10)00036-8 doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.01.013
“..outcomes on muscle reported signiﬁcant increases in muscle characteristics.” “….found a signiﬁcant increase in leg muscle power and velocity of contraction….” “….reported increases in both ankle plantar-ﬂexion torque and power when comparing the WBV group to the control group….” “….reported signiﬁcant differences between the vibration and control groups for right knee-extension torque and right ankle plantar-ﬂexion torque.”
NEUROMUSCULAR & HORMONES
C. Bosco, M. Iacovelli, O. Tsarpela, M. Cardinale, M. Bonifazi, J. Tihanyi, M. Viru, A. Delorenzo, A. Viru Hormonal responses to whole-body vibration in men (2000)
Eur J Appl Physiol (2000) 81: 449-454
“ ….we have shown that acute exposure to WBV causes increased plasma concentrations of T (Testosterone) and GH (Growth Hormone) and a decreased plasma concentration of C (Cortisol).”
Trentham P. Furness and Wayne E. Maschette
Influence of Whole Body Vibration Platform Frequency on Neuromuscular Performance of Community-Dwelling Older Adults (2009)
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association 23(5)/1508–1513
“This study showed that WBV with controlled amplitude and manipulated frequency elicited beneficial neuromuscular adaptation in a community-dwelling older adult sample….” “ The maximum gravitational force (1.26g) generated by the vibration platform of this study, although not as large as other studies, elicited neuromuscular performance improvement. Furthermore, the vibration platform dynamics were such that no injuries were associated with the 6-week WBV intervention.”
OLDER ADULTS & AGING, SEDENTARY ISSUES
Wing-Hoi Cheung, PhD, Hoi-Wa Mok, HD, Ling Qin, PhD, Pan-Ching Sze, BSc, Kwong-Man Lee, PhD, Kwok-Sui Leung, MD
High-Frequency Whole-Body Vibration Improves Balancing Ability in Elderly Women (2007)
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88:852-7.
“Three-month high-frequency vibration therapy….” “….significantly enhanced the balancing ability of elderly women in terms of movement velocity, maximum point excursion, and directional control.”
Cosimo Roberto Russo, MD, Fulvio Lauretani, MD, Stefania Bandinelli, MD, Benedetta Bartali, MD, Chiara Cavazzini, MD, Jack M. Guralnik, MD, PhD, Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD
High-Frequency Vibration Training Increases Muscle Power in Postmenopausal Women (2003)
Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 84, December 2003 doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00357-5
“….improved muscle power and the velocity of movement in postmenopausal women”
Kazuhiro Kawanabe, Akira Kawashima, Issei Sashimoto, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Yoshihiro Sato and Jun Iwamoto
Effect of whole-body vibration exercise and muscle strengthening, balance, and walking exercises on walking ability in the elderly (2007)
Keio J Med 2007; 56 (10: 28-33)
“….the present study showed the beneficial effect of WBV exercise in addition to muscle strengthening, balance, and walking exercises in improving the walking ability in the elderly. WBV exercise was safe and well tolerated in the elderly.”
Trentham P. Furness and Wayne E. Maschette
The Influence of Low Gravitational Force WBV and Training Frequency on Functional Performance of Older Adults (2008)
ISBS Conference 2008, July 14-18, 2008, Seoul, Korea
“This study showed that WBV training frequency can beneficially influence FP (Functional Performance) within older adults.”
Sven Rees, Aron Murphy, and Mark Watsford
Effects of Vibration Exercise on Muscle Performance and Mobility in an Older Population (2007)
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2007, 15, 367-381 2007 Human Kinetics, Inc.
“The current study found that WBV training did have a facilitatory effect on ankle plantar-flexion strength.”
Sabine MP Verschueren, Machteld Roelants, Christophe Delecluse, Stephan Swinnen, Dirk Vanderschueren and Steven Boonen
Effect of 6-Month Whole Body Vibration Training on Hip Density, Muscle Strength, and Postural Control in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study (2004)
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 352–359, March 2004
“….hip BMD was measured in postmenopausal women after a 24-week whole body vibration (WBV) training program. Vibration training signiﬁcantly increased BMD of the hip.”
REHABILITATION – HEART TRANSPLANT/CARDIOVASCULAR, SPINAL CORD INJURY, STROKE, KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
R. Crevenna, V. Fialka-Moser, S. Rödler, M. Keilani, C. Zöch, M. Nuhr, M. Quittan, M. Wolzt
Safety of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise for Heart Transplant Recipients (2003)
Phys Rehab Kur Med 2003; 13(5): 286-290 DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-43108
“The results of this pilot study indicate that WBV is feasible and safe in heart transplant recipients. The cardiovascular and metabolic response of an acute bout of WBV is similar to that of standard aerobic exercise.”
T. Otsuki, Y. Takanami, W. Aoi, Y. Kawai, H. Ichikawa and T. Yoshikawa
Arterial stiffness acutely decreases after whole-body vibration in humans (2008)
Acta Physiologica Volume 194 Issue 3, Pages 189 – 194 (DOI) 10.1111/j.1748-1716.2008.01869.x
“….baPWV (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity-an index of arterial stiffness) decreased 20 and 40 min after the WBV trial and recovered to baseline 60 min after the trial These results suggest that WBV acutely decreases arterial stiffness.”
A J Herrero, H Menéndez, L Gil, J Martín, T Martín, D García-López, Á Gil-Agudo and P J Marín
Effects of whole-body vibration on blood flow and neuromuscular activity in spinal cord injury (2011)
Spinal Cord 49, 554-559 (April 2011) | doi:10.1038/sc.2010.151
“WBV is an effective method to increase leg blood flow and to activate muscle mass in SCI patients, and could be considered to be incorporated in their rehabilitation programs.”
Eric Dugan, Ronald Davis, David Nichols, David M. Bazett-Jones
The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Bone Mineral Density for a Person With a Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study(2010)
The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Bone Mineral Densityfora Person Witha Spinal Cord Injury A Case Study
“Perhaps the most important finding resulted from the effects of the intervention in phase 3 (standing combined with simultaneous WBV). This was the only phase that recorded significant positive changes in BMD at two sites (trunk and spine).”
Ilse J.W. van Nes, Hilde Latour, Fanny Schils, Ronald Meijer, Annet van Kuijk and Alexander C.H. Geurts
Long-Term Effects of 6-Week Whole-Body Vibration on Balance Recovery and Activities of Daily Living in the Postacute Phase of Stroke: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Stroke 2006;37;2331-2335; originally published online Aug 10, 2006; DOI: 10.1161/01.STR.0000236494.62957.f3
“….shows that improvements were most pronounced during the intervention period, but patients continued to improve during the follow-up period.” “….72% of the patients in the WBV group believed that WBV was the Favourable treatment….” “No adverse reactions occurred during or directly after treatment in either group”
A Wayne Johnson, PhD, PT,
J William Myrer, PhD,
Iain Hunter, PhD,
J Brent Feland, PhD, PT,
J Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC,
David O Draper, ED, ATC, and
Dennis Eggett, PhD
Whole-body vibration strengthening compared to traditional strengthening during physical therapy in individuals with total knee arthroplasty
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice May 2010, Vol. 26, No. 4 , Pages 215-225
“There was a significant increase in knee extensor strength and improvements in mobility, as measured by maximal volitional isometric contraction and the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), respectively, for both groups….” “The WBV knee extensor strength improved 84.3%….” “….TUG scores improved 31% in the WBV group….” “There were no significant differences between groups for strength or muscle activation….” “….or for mobility….” “No adverse side effects were reported in either group….”
SPORTS & PERFORMANCE
D J Cochrane, S R Stannard
Acute whole body vibration training increases vertical jump and flexibility performance in elite female field hockey players (2011)
Br J Sports Med 2005;39:860–865. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2005.019950
“Our results show that ACMVJ (arm countermovement vertical jump)performance is enhanced by 8.1% immediately following 5 min of WBV exposure when compared to control (no vibration) conditions.”
Annino, Giuseppe; Padua, Elvira; Castagna, Carlo; Di Salvo, Valter; Minichella, Stefano; Tsarpela, Olga; Manzi, Vincenzo; D’ottavio, Stefano
Effect of Whole Body Vibration Training on Lower Limb Performance in Selected High-Level Ballet Students (2007)
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: November 2007 – Volume 21 – Issue 4
“The results of the present study show that WBV training is an effective short-term training methodology for inducing improvements in knee extensor explosiveness in elite ballerinas.”
V.B. Issurin and G. Tenenbaum
Acute and residual effects of vibratory stimulation on explosive strength in elite and amateur athletes (1999)
Journal of Sports Sciences, 1999, 17, 177± 182
“The increase in explosive strength exertion attributed to vibratory stimulation was 30.1 and 29.8 W (10.4% and 10.2%) for maximal and mean power respectively in the elite group, and 20.0 and 25.9 W (7.9% and 10.7%) respectively in the amateur athletes.”
Nele N Mahieu, Erik Witvrouw, Danny Van de Voorde, Diny Michilsens, Valérie Arbyn, and Wouter Van den Broecke
Improving Strength and Postural Control in Young Skiers: Whole-Body Vibration Versus Equivalent Resistance Training
J Athl Train. 2006; 41(3): 286–293.
“Both training programs significantly improved isokinetic ankle and knee muscle strength and explosive strength. Moreover, the increases in explosive strength and in plantar-flexor strength at low speed were significantly higher in the WBV group than in the ER group after 6 weeks….” “A strength training program that includes WBV appears to have additive effects in young skiers compared with an equivalent program that does not include WBV. Therefore, our findings support the hypothesis that WBV training may be a beneficial supplementary training technique in strength programs for young athletes.”
Atefeh Aminian-Far, MSc, PT; Mohammad-Reza Hadian, PhD; Gholamreza Olyaei, PhD; Saeed Talebian, PhD; Amir Hoshang Bakhtiary, PhD
Whole-Body Vibration and the Prevention and Treatment of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (2011)
Journal of Athletic Training 2011;46(1):43–49 g by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc www.nata.org/jat
“After a bout of eccentric exercise, a whole-body vibration training session was associated with reduced symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness when compared with no vibration training. Maximal isometric and isokinetic voluntary strength loss, plasma creatine kinase level, pressure point threshold, and muscle soreness were less than in the control group.”
F. Rauch, H. Sievanen, S. Boonen, M. Cardinale, H. Degens, D. Felsenberg, J. Roth, E. Schoenau, S. Verschueren, J. Rittweger
Reporting whole-body vibration intervention studies: Recommendations of the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (2010)
J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2010; 10(3):193-198
“In order to help improve the quality of reports about WBV treatment studies, the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (ISMNI) invited experts in the field to provide suggestions on how the intervention should be described in such reports. The recommendations are presented here.”
WEIGHT & DIABETES
Klaus Baum, Tim Votteler, Jurgen Schiab
Efficiency of vibration exercise for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients (2007)
International Journal of Medical Sciences ISSN 1449-1907 www.medsci.org 2007 4(3):159-163
“The main findings are: Fasting glucose concentrations remind unchanged after training. The area under curve and maximal glucose concentration of OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) were reduced in the vibration and strength training group. HbA1c (haemoglobin A1c) values tended to decrease below baseline date in the vibration training group while it increased in the two other intervention groups. These findings suggest that vibration exercise may be an effective and low time consuming tool to enhance glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients.”
M. Roelants, C. Delecluse, M. Goris, S. Verschueren
Effects of 24 Weeks of Whole Body Vibration Training on Body Composition and Muscle Strength in Untrained Females
Thieme eJournals, Int J Sports Med 2004; 25(1): 1-5, DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-45238
“Fat free mass increased significantly in the whole body vibration group (+ 2.2 %) only. A significant strength gain was recorded in the whole body vibration group….”
Please note: The majority of vibration methods of these studies can be exactly replicated with the Vibro Trainer. For further information regarding research, please contact Amazing Super Health.