Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) is a relatively new low-impact exercise involving standing, sitting, or lying on a machine that vibrates at high frequency.
What is Whole-Body Vibration?
Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) is a form of therapy that uses a vibrating platform to stimulate the entire body. The platform vibrates at various frequencies, ranging from 5 Hz to 50 Hz, depending on the type of machine. The vibrations produced by the platform cause the muscles in your body to contract and relax rapidly, which can help improve circulation, increase muscle strength, and reduce pain.
WBV is often a complementary therapy for various health conditions, including osteoporosis, arthritis, and chronic pain. Athletes also use it to improve their performance, and by fitness enthusiasts to enhance their workouts.