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Vibration Plate Therapy

Vibration is proven to help your body in over 180 studies. Vibration plate therapy strengthens your muscles and helps you increase mobility and balance too. It also helps lower blood pressure and strengthens your heart.

Vibration therapy is used by pro football teams, the NBA, MLB and NHL as part of their strength and conditioning programs to build speed and power on the field.

I recently added to my therapy tool box the VibraGenix Vibration & Sound Plate which produces waves of energy that stimulate your body’s natural response to vibration and sound. These waves of energy cause your postural muscles to contract anywhere from 25 to 50 times a second.

VibraGenix Vibration and Sound Plate

  • Increases muscle strength and balance (makes you less likely to fall)
  • Increases flexibility and your range of motion
  • Increases bone density
  • Boosts circulation
  • Promotes faster recovery
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Reduces pain and soreness
  • Stimulates testosterone production and is used in some ED protocols
  • Decreases the stress hormone Cortisol

Dr. Tucker’s recommendation is 15 minutes a day, three times a week or a total of 45 minutes a week. Call Dr. Tucker for a special package to use the VibraGenix Vibration and Sound Plate.

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Osteoporosis & Ostera

Osteoporosis is characterized by loss of bone mass and is associated with an increased risk of fracture after falls, particularly in the hip and mid-back. Osteoporotic women are often physically frail as well, leading to disability. Weight-bearing and resistive exercises have been shown to reduce the loss of bone (as measured by bone mineral density). Come in to the office and I can teach you the most specific exercises to perform that will help you prevent further osteoporosis.

A comprehensive supplement for osteoporosis is Ostera by Metagenics. Order @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com

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Whole Body Vibration Update

 A 12-week course of low-frequency vibration appears to be safe and feasible for improving dynamic balance in women with fibromyalgia, new research findings suggest.

Narcis Gusi, PhD, with the University of Extremadura in Caceres, Spain,
and colleagues reported their findings in the August 2010 issue of
Arthritis Care & Research.

As most of you know I use the Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) for neural and musculoskeletal rehab, but this article discusses whole-body vibration (WBV).  In WBV, a patient stands on a platform that oscillates at a particular frequency and amplitude, causing muscle contractions through stimulation of sensory receptors.

The study included 41 women aged 41 to 65 years who were randomized
either to a control group or to the vibration intervention, which
included a 30-minute session of instruction plus 3 sessions of
self-administered WBV per week for 12 weeks. Each session consisted of 6
repetitions of a 45- to 60-second, 12.5-Hz vibration.

WBV  has been shown to improve body balance and bone mass density (osteoporosis) in women. It may help muscle conditioning, endurance, and pain.

Arthritis Care Res. 2010;62:1072–1078.

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