My Doctor Said I Can’t Use A Vibration Machine… But I Don’t Know Why?

My Doctor Said I Can’t Use A Vibration Machine… But I Don’t Know Why?

I get a lot of inquiries asking whether a vibration machine is safe for use with a medical condition. For the most part, scientific studies and my own experience has shown that whole body vibration is probably one of the safest activities out there and almost anyone gain from it in some way. It’s non-invasive, less impact than walking and a proper machine can provide a world of health and fitness benefits.

Overall there is a huge lack of understanding as to what is happening to your body on one of these machines. If people truly understood how it works and did a little homework, it would be in use everywhere from waiting in line at the bank to your health club and workplace.

Occasionally a client tells me that their doctor or specialist has advised they cannot use the machine but without really elaborating as to why not. In some rare cases this may be warranted but for the most part it’s often a lack of understanding or perhaps a poor impression that has ruled out a potentially viable tool for someone.

In my dream world, it would be our caregivers and health providers that introduce us the all the wonderful things whole body vibration (WBV) can offer our body and mind. It will be sometime until the ‘shakey machine’ stereotype fades and its potential healing effects are truly embraced. Until then you and the public at large are left to your own research and comparison.

If you are dealing with a specific medical condition or if you have been afraid to pursue whole body vibration due to a poor experience or know that there is experienced support out here, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Few companies selling these machines understand let alone assess your individual needs nor how to help manage them.

The healing potential and recovery benefits that WBV offers may make it the ideal solution you’ve been looking for.


Debby Pelletier

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