Dr. DiLorenzo instructing a patient on the proper performance of stabilization exercises on the whole body vibration (WBV) unit.
Dr. DiLorenzo instructing a patient on the proper performance of stabilization exercises on the whole body vibration (WBV) unit.

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION (WBV): WBV, initially used in the Russian space program to maintain bone mineral density and muscle strength, is a platform you stand on that moves very rapidly. This controlled motion is transferred up through your body. All of your body tissues are forced to react to the stimulus of the vibrating platform. WBV works and tones your muscles more efficiently than conventional exercises, increases lymphatic drainage and the release of endorphins, improves balance and coordination, enhances your blood flow and oxygenation, improves bone mineral density and lowers your stress hormone Cortisol.