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  • HyperVibe Therapy

    Is a state of the art system we've added to help improve your personal injury and rehab therapy.

    The HyperVibe machine is from NASA born technology and it's finally here for you to experience.

    Whole Body Vibration

    Whole Body Vibration is a unique way of increasing your exposure to gravity. The upward movement of the platform causes the body to accelerate upwards. Imagine the example of standing in an elevator. If the elevator was to move downwards at high speed it would make you feel light, almost like floating.

    If however it suddenly slowed to a stop and immediately moved upwards with rapidly increasing speed it would feel like your body just became a lot heavier and you would have to push down with your legs to keep yourself upright.

    Whole Body Vibration creates an effect similar to the elevator moving upwards, it's as if your body just became heavier. You feel this acceleration as a force on your body, a force called G-force which is adding to the force of gravity pulling you toward the Earth.



    How Does It Work


    Designed in Australia

               What Can Vibration Exercise Do For You?

    With a suitable machine and correct technique Whole Body Vibration can stimulate the body in a variety of unique and beneficial ways not possible with other forms of exercise. Research confirms that there are a number of direct effects:

    1. Hyper-contraction of muscles.
    2. Simultaneous neuro-stimulation of multiple reflexes.
    3. Increase muscle and joint mobilization rapidly.
    4. Naturally generate heat to joint and muscles.
    5. Reproduce resistance training with less risk of injury.
    6. Break up injured scar tissue.
    7. Increase metabolism.
    8. Vasodilate the vascular system.
    9. Increase lymphatic circulation.
    10. Increase body tone.

    G-force is the most important factor when it comes to stimulating the body to improve with Whole Body Vibration. If you want maximum results with minimum time and effort your aim should be to use the highest G-forces you feel comfortable with.


    A Hypervibe machine is one of very few machines with the right combination of power and features needed to generate these effects on your body in a significant way.

    The key to Whole Body Vibration effectiveness is G-force. A review of the research literature indicates that insufficient G-force is the #1 reason for disappointing outcomes in many if not most cases.

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    The Basics

    Riding A Wave Of Energy

    When you stand or place other parts of your body on Hypervibe's moving platform, the repetitive upward movement of the platform sends pulses of kinetic energy up through your body. You control the strength of these energy waves using the machine's control panel.

    As each wave moves up through your body some of the energy is absorbed by the tissues of your body and is converted to heat. Muscles and joints feel and operate better when they are warm. Whole Body Vibration has been proven to create a warming effect in muscles and joints faster and easier than other types of exercise.

    The upwards movement of the platform also causes movement in the joints of your body which has a mobilising effect and causes the muscles and tissues surrounding the joints to stretch and vibrate.

    Muscle Reflexes

    Your brain is constantly monitoring the position of your joints and will increase muscle activation in an attempt to stabilise your posture when there is a risk of you becoming unbalanced.

    Further, if the stretching and vibration of tissues is sufficient, microscopic sensors inside your body detect these changes and quickly activate reflexes that cause the muscles to contract, keeping joints and soft tissues protected from excessive movement. The strength of muscle contraction depends on the strength of the energy pulse coming up from the platform and the health of your nerves and muscles.

    Warmed Up and Ready

    Repetitive pulses of sufficient energy cause rhythmic muscles contractions. In a short time, the cumulative effect of exercising warms and mobilises the joints and muscles as well as the increased circulation caused by muscle pumping, leaves you with a pleasant feeling, makes movement easier and prepares the body for working optimally.


    Whole Body Vibration

    Whole Body Vibration is a unique way of increasing your exposure to gravity. The upward movement of the platform causes the body to accelerate upwards. Imagine the example of standing in an elevator. If the elevator was to move downwards at high speed it would make you feel light, almost like floating.

    If however it suddenly slowed to a stop and immediately moved upwards with rapidly increasing speed it would feel like your body just became a lot heavier and you would have to push down with your legs to keep yourself upright.

    Whole Body Vibration creates an effect similar to the elevator moving upwards, it's as if your body just became heavier. You feel this acceleration as a force on your body, a force called G-force which is adding to the force of gravity pulling you toward the Earth.

    Where conventional exercise has failed, researchers at the European Space Agency have successfully used Whole Body Vibration to completely prevent the degeneration in bone and muscle during prolonged weightlessness by using Whole Body Vibration.

    Dr Bosco explains the effects of gravitational load on muscular performance

    At this point it becomes important to distinguish between Vibration Training machines and Vibration Massage machines. In the European Space Agency experiments the most successful outcomes came from using a G-force of 15G3. Reducing that to 10G resulted in partial success. Reducing to 5G or less reduced the effectiveness by 70-100% ie. if muscle, bone and body conditioning are your goals, using low G-force is ineffective for all but the most frail and deconditioned individuals.

    This becomes important information to be aware of before starting a vibration therapy program as most vibration machines are not capable of producing high G-forces and are really only suitable as massage machines. 


    This Advanced Therapy is part of our core rehab plan.

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