It stimulates the muscles and the nerves. When you're inactive that doesn't happen, so it really brings out more activity in the person.
Omaha, NE (Vocus) April 7, 2010
A two-month vibration therapy study in Omaha with 70 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients has shown remarkable results. WAVE (Whole-body Advanced Vibration Exercise) technology has improved the patients’ motor skills, decreased spasticity and increased flexibility.
For the study, fitness trainers from Comfit Solutions have teamed up with Fast Forward, a conditioning gym, to test how whole-body vibration therapy benefits patients with MS.
Daryl Kucera, owner of Fast Forward who suffers from MS says, “It stimulates the muscles and the nerves. When you're inactive that doesn't happen, so it really brings out more activity in the person.”
The MS patients are happy to report that the study has improved not only their bodies, but also their attitudes:
“It makes me feel stronger,” says Jeff Morris.
“It gives me hope that things will continue to get better,” says Annie Oakley, who has seen the progress right away in her coloring book. It shows dramatic improvement in her motor skills in just a few weeks.
The fitness trainers from Comfit Solutions will be publishing the results from their study in health journals.
WAVE (Whole-body Advanced Vibration Exercise):
WAVE vibration technology is a trusted name in the medical, rehabilitation, sports and fitness areas. As you maintain various exercise positions on the machine, the movement of the WAVE platform stimulates the body’s natural ‘stretch reflex’. With WAVE technology, these reflexes can be repeated at a rapid rate, resulting in up to 3000 muscle contractions per minute. Since these muscle contractions are involuntary, nearly 100 percent of your muscle fibers are being worked. And by using only your body weight, minimal stress is placed on the joints.
For more information on WAVE, visit http://www.wavexercise.com/
For more information on Comfit Solutions, visit http://www.comfitsolutions.com/
Media Contact: Sara Koonar, Marketing Manager, sara.koonar(at)wavexercise.com