Vibration Therapy Units, Whole Body

Definition : Equipment designed to provide mechanical vibrations to the whole body. This equipment typically consists of an electrically powered floor platform (i.e., a vibration platform) with internal motors and a mechanism that provides low frequency (e.g., 20-50 Hz) vibration (e.g., oscillating, pivotal) to the whole body while the person stands on the platform. The units frequently include a vertical handle for user support and controls for the frequency and intensity (i.e., amplitude) of the vibrations; some devices include pre-established and/or custom designed vibration programs. Whole body vibration therapy units are intended to increase bone density, as well as prevent and/or stop the progression of osteoporosis and associated bone fractures. These units may be also used for other physical therapy treatments after trauma.

Entry Terms : "Vibration Training Machines" , "Whole Body Vibration Therapy Units" , "Vibration Platforms" , "Osteoporosis Vibration Therapy Units"

UMDC code : 27368

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