Petkov Bodywork Therapy
August 3 2022
Physical Therapy Tools: The BodyBlade
This unique tool can be used to enhance your in home physical therapy services to increase core strength, balance, coordination, mobility and overall confidence to reduce risks of falls.
Bodyblade is a unique tool that uses vibration and the power of inertia to rapidly contract your muscles up to 270 times per minute, stimulating your nervous system. This unique tool can be used to enhance your in home physical therapy services to increase core strength, balance, coordination, mobility and overall confidence to reduce risks of falls.
Evidence Based Article Review
Recent article by Gu, S. Y., & Hwangbo, K. (2016) gathered a small sample population of 20 subjects that were randomly divided into 2 groups: the horizontal-vibration group and the vertical-vibration group. The article used similar evaluation assessments that we conduct in our in home physical therapy and occupational therapy services (Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up-and-Go (TUG) test, and 10-meter Walk Test). The article concluded that vibration training used in this study heightened the activity of the trunk muscles and improved balance ability of the patients. In particular, the authors recommend the vertical-vibration training because dynamic movements such as gait improved the balance ability through activation of the trunk stabilizer muscles.
How the Bodyblade is used during the In Home Physical Therapy
This unique tool can be used to treat various injuries and illnesses such as weakness following a stroke, fall, fracture, or instability with walking and standing activities. Our therapists are equipped to utilize this tool and services our surrounding cities such as in Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, East valley and West valley of Arizona and the Surrounding Communities.
Gu, S. Y., & Hwangbo, K. (2016). Effects of horizontal- and vertical-vibration exercises using a blade on the balance ability of patient with hemiplegic. Journal of physical therapy science, 28(3), 896–899.
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