Whole Body Vibration vs Conventional Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease
WBV is a therapeutic procedure gaining ground. Hopefully, the clinics advertising its using for weight loss will go out of business (not very effective here) and the legitimate uses of WBV will be promoted. Improvements in bone density, lean body mass, balance / fall prevention, circulation (varicose veins, peripheral neuropathy) just to name a few. In addition, the use of WBV sends a mass of “proprioceptive input” up to the cerebellum–signals from every receptor around every joint–that can help with a variety of other problems. Given these effects, the benefits of WBV in conditions like Parkinson’s are multifactorial. Given the safety, this is a treatment modality that should be implemented in every patient.