Whole Body Vibrational Therapy

8 September, 2022
At TFK I am always searching for new tools to add to our therapy toolbox so that therapists can challenge themselves to provide the best possible therapy to your child.

Why we use whole body Vibration Therapy at TFK

We always attempt to push the limits so that we can help every child achieve their full potential. We have 2 vibration plates in use at TFK. We have been using the Gallileo Vibration Plate for the past 10 years to reduce spasticity and to develop core stability.  Recently we added the Hypervibe Vibration Plate to all clinics because in addition to the up & down vibration it provides sideways vibration. This vibration stimulates both the motor and sensory systems and facilitates the acquisition of weight shift which is necessary for crawling and walking. In addition, the compact Hypervibe platform can be easily moved and used in both the Spider Cage and Harness Systems when we need the additional support of a partial supported weight bearing system.

Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBVT)

At TFK we use evidence based therapy and there is an increasing body of research into the effects of WBVT on Cerebral Palsy. This research can be applied to treating other neurological conditions. The research has looked into the short and long term effects of WBVT.  These are :
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The research has been specifically focused on children with Cerebral Palsy but we have found it benefits many of the neurodiverse population of children who attend TFK. It is used for strengthening in the children who attend with injuries from sport, across to children who need support in the harness.

We use WBVT in both Intensive Therapy blocks, (as continued daily use shows the most benefit), but it is also used in regular therapy sessions for strengthening, postural control and to decrease spasticity.

WBVT is used by our Physiotherapists and our Occupational Therapists.

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By Debbie Evans

Executive Director

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