Yesterday, we were paid a special visit by a couple of guests from CBS-19 who filmed footage of Dan Schutte receiving chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative therapies for the “Make Dan Sweat” feature on the 11pm news.
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Studies show that health benefits of vibration therapy include decreased bone loss (osteoporosis) and increased bone density in the post-menopausal women and elderly, it improves bone health in people who have fractures, and it helps with weight loss.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has been used for years to help elite athletes enhance performance and strength gains and flexibility. In 2001, NASA conducted studies that found clinical benefits by helping astronauts with muscle atrophy (loss) and decreased bone density due to the effects of weightlessness for long periods of time.
A study in 2008 in Chinese Medical Journal found vibration therapy increases bone mineral density and reduces chronic back pain in women with osteoporosis.
Another 2008 study conducted by the University of Idaho found the benefits of vibration therapy on exercise training to enhance performance in acute and chronic conditions.
At Spinal Health & Wellness, we’re also using WBV to help people obtain ideal posture for optimal function and health including conditions such as whiplash injury, scoliosis, and chronically poor posture.
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Good Vibrations: A new treatment under study by NASA-funded doctors could reverse bone loss experienced by astronauts in space. Science at NASA. November 2001.
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