TRYAbility uses a vibration therapy system called Galileo-Training. The principle of Galileo is based on the natural movement of how we walk. Galileo’s side-alternating motion is similar to a seesaw movement with variable amplitude and frequency, and therefore stimulates a movement pattern similar to human gait. The rapid movement of the training platform causes a tilting movement of the pelvis, just like when walking, but much more frequently. To compensate, the body responds with rhythmic muscle contractions, alternating between the left and right side of the body. A training session of three minutes at 25 hertz therefore causes the same number of muscle contractions as walking a distance of 4,500 steps.
While the Galileo is not meant to be a total training method, as a part of a treatment it can be extremely beneficial. Working with the Galileo puts minimum stress on a person’s cardiovascular system, helps to increase blood circulation and metabolism. It also can you be used to do pelvic floor training, may improve flexibility and range of motion, help relieve back pain and improved both coordination and balance.
Benefits of Whole Body Vibration
Galileo Training puts minimum stress on the cardiovascular system, helps to increase blood circulation, metabolism and furthermore offers:
What does the evidence say?
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