Galileo Whole Body Vibration
What is Galileo Whole Body Vibration?

A highly beneficial and effective rehabilitation & training technique using the GALILEO Whole Body Vibration Machine, to achieve an enormous range of health and fitness benefits, from increased strength to improved bone density.
Your treating physiotherapist may suggest using WBV as part of your rehabilitation management.

Some GALILEO benefits are:

  • Increased muscle strength and power
  • Increased motor unit activation
  • Increased bone strength
  • Increased tendon strength
  • Increased balance control in the elderly and post ACL repair
  • Increased blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Increased lumbar proprioception
  • Improved healing of tendon pain
  • Improved posture
  • Improved core stability
  • Muscle lengthening

What is the difference between Galileo® and other WBV machines?

Unlike other training platforms with a vertical (up and down) movement, the tilting movement of Galileo Training simulates human gait in a physiological way.

Only by this side-alternating movement during Galileo Training is the spine stimulated by a slight lateral tilt of the pelvis. On training platforms with a vertical movement, however, the spine is continually compressed.

Because Galileo Training produces similar stimulus patterns used when walking, in addition to the basic muscle functions itself, the interaction between different muscle groups and their coordination, is developed perfectly resulting in an increase in muscle power. In the elderly especially, muscle power is the relevant factor in preventing falls that can cause hip and femoral fractures. Due to its low burden on the cardiovascular system Galileo Training is ideal for the elderly. During Galileo Training the entire chain of muscles in the leg, and all the way up to the trunk, are targeted. Specific training on individual muscle groups can be achieved by simply altering body posture and tension.

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