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Stronger, Faster: Why Athletic Trainers Should Be Using Whole Body Vibration

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on May 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Are you interested in helping your athletes get stronger and faster? What about injury prevention? Faster recovery times? Proprioceptive integration? 

Whole body vibration is commonly used with professional athletes for exactly those reasons! The technology isn’t seen as often with university and high school athletes, even though it is simple, easy to use, highly effective and now affordable. Clearly, athletic trainers in the collegiate and high school arenas may be missing an opportunity. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Prevention, Whole Body Vibration, High School Athletes, Proprioceptive Training

Too Busy to Workout? Whole Body Vibration Has That Solved

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on Nov 29, 2016 9:44:27 AM

Most people already know that they should be working out. But for many, the task is simply overwhelming. Their lives are already too busy. 

Research on cardiovascular exercise has shown that short bursts exercise routines effectively improves our heart health. When exercising on the Whole Body Vibration unit in the advanced settings, many users experience an increased heart rate and they start perspiring quickly. 

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Topics: Whole Body Vibration, wbv

How Whole Body Vibration Exercise Can Help You

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on Oct 26, 2016 4:12:34 PM

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active. In conjunction with the NIH Go4Life campaign we at Pivotal Health Solutions are promoting exercise for all people, particularly the aging population. 

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is the perfect tool for many people who have experienced pain, discomfort or simply are uneasy or not knowledgeable about exercising. It is a fast, effective, safe and easy to learn way of getting back into working out!

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Topics: Whole Body Vibration

Why You Should Use Whole Body Vibration With Every Patient

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on Apr 27, 2016 12:19:40 PM

After having been in practice for over 30 years, I have noticed some significant changes in the way patients behave. I think it is no surprise for you to hear that people are more stressed out than ever.

What does that mean for your athletes? Are they arriving to their practice overwhelmed, rushed, on the phone, or texting until the moment they walk into the gym or onto the track?

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Topics: Whole Body Vibration

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