Whole Body Vibration Helps With Bone Density

Whole Body Vibration Helps With Bone Density

“A direct positive effect of WBV on calcium metabolism and bone mineral density (BMD) has been clearly demonstrated. Rubin et al. carried on a RCT comparing the effects of low intensity vibration (LIV) (10 minutes twice a day) with those of an inactive placebo plate in a group of postmenopausal women. A decrease of 2% BMD was observed in the control group, whereas a 2.17% relative BMD increase was reported in the study group.”

Cerciello et al., “Clinical Applications of Vibration Therapy in Orthopaedic Practice.”

“In conclusion, the current work found a resistive vibration exercise countermeasure impeded loss of bone and muscle during 8 weeks of bed rest.”

Armbrecht, G., Belavý, D.L., Gast, U. et al. Osteoporos Int (2010) 21: 597. doi:10.1007/s00198-009-0985-z

“This study found that 6 months of high-frequency and high-magnitude WBV yielded significant benefits to the BMD of the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women, and could therefore be provided as an alternative exercise.”

Lai et al., “Effect of 6 Months of Whole Body Vibration on Lumbar Spine Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women.”

“The results indicate graded whole-body vibration exposure may be effective in improving BMD by increasing bone deposition while also decreasing bone resorption. Whole-body vibration may also provide an efficient stratagem for young women to achieve peak bone mass and help stave off osteoporosis later in life and provide a novel form of physical training.”

Humphries et al., “Whole-Body Vibration Effects on Bone Mineral Density in Women With or Without Resistance Training.”