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Ive managed to convince my new neurophysio therapist to let me try Wholebody Vibration Therapy when I go back to rehab.Its same thing astronauts and elite sportsmen use to quickly gain musclepower.
But its used a lot in regular and neurological rehab these days for patients with Stroke/MS/Parkinson etc...
To gain core stability,muscle strength,better balance and so on....
So has anyone tried it and what are your experiences with it???
I take it that is not the same as "Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed" you get for a quarter at motel 8 ? :D

Just kidding, good luck, hope it works for you.
Gary
Thats exactly what it is naaah only kiddin  :p Just google power plate or whole body vibration therapy and read about it...
My only concern is the G force it applies its between 4 Gs and can be upped to 20 Gs.But im quite sure its not the same effect as when youre applying to become a fighter pilot and have to endure the "carouselle" ...LOL
Just a thought ... I'm thinking that therapy would not be good for anyone who has not had their CM removed, for the same reasons they tell us not to ride roller coasters, the "G" forces.

But best of luck to you and let us know how it works for you.
Quote (Debi32355 @ July 07 2010,08:31)
Just a thought ... I'm thinking that therapy would not be good for anyone who has not had their CM removed, for the same reasons they tell us not to ride roller coasters, the "G" forces.

But best of luck to you and let us know how it works for you.

Whys that.
That is a good question Ebraski one that I have wondered about never really got an explanation....
Yes they say G force but what exactly can the force cause a brake down of the malformed vessel or what?
And does it cause a bleed or does it increase a bleed IF theres on ongoing???
So it would be nice to get a scientific answere not just guesswork;))
Ive googled high and low nothing atleast came up when the WBV therapy apart from one article that sort of mentions vascular lesions and might not be good....
But not even there does it say that it s big no-no.....
The science of cavernoma (CCM) and g-forces.

In order to understand g-forces, you would have to go into the study of acceleration. I am not a physics teacher, but I know that much. Study from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-force , and confirm with other physics sites. The body is flexible and versatile, a blow to the head may give huge amounts of g-force for a brief moment, and cause no damage. Larger amounts of g-force (15 to 20) for over a minute may kill you. So increasing g-forces on your body will impact the blood pushing on the inner walls of the blood vessels.

The problem with ccm's is that the blood vessel walls are not properly formed and are therefore weak. Blood can seep or ooze out of these weak areas. This is what we call a bleed.

The theory goes that increasing the g-forces would increase the force of the blood on these weaker areas of the ccm, and increase the risk of  bleed or continuing bleed.

Similarly an increase in blood pressure would cause a higher risk of bleeding.

Not to mention blood thinning would make it easier for the blood to seep out of these weaker areas.

Hope this makes a bit more sense.

Henk :cool:

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