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Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

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12-01-2006, 12:58 PM
Bob Heitzman
Whole Body Vibration (WBV)
Has anyone tried WBV?

(see WBV user guide link)

Several papers look favorably on WBV but I was wondering if anyone had direct experience.

Seems there are two approachs: vibration and tilt/vibration (if I read the various references properly). Vibration is simple XYZ movement (small) of the exercise equipment/platform. Another is a specific stand one platform that I gather tilts (and maybe vibrates).

The tilt system looks more restrictive but may work a bit better due to specific design.

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05-31-2007, 09:05 AM
Hi Bob

I'm interested to know if you investigated WBV any further and if it helped? My family have been looking at investing in a machine.
06-04-2007, 02:07 PM
Bob Heitzman
I haven't invested in the machine so I don't have any further insight. Doesn't look like it would hurt to give it a try if you have the spare $$$ to spend. Not sure you could tell if it was working if you did start using it. Perhaps if you already have some balance issues you may see some improvement.

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09-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Hello everyone,

I know it's been such a long time since the thread was started but i would really like to know if any of you have further news about this issue.
Yesterday by chance i came across an advertisment about "Galilleo Fitness" in my local gym. It stated it would help in muscular dysthrophyes. I wonder if it it's worth investing in such a thing instead of making dad going to some other therapies