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Vibration Training

Dynamic Training

Balanced Results

Why vibration therapy?

We are the ONLY movement studio in the midwest integrating the top of the line Galileo® vibration systems into the our movement programs.

It is the missing link for clients to reach their goals – Performance athletes, chronic pain, osteoporosis, neurological conditions etc. It is truly life changing because it affects change at a neuromuscular level.

  • Oscillation simulates gait pattern
  • The number of stretch reflex contractions per second is determined by the adjustable training frequency
  • The frequency in Hertz (cycles per second) is set on the device and always chosen according to the training objective
  • 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.

What makes Galileo® superior?

Type of Vibration

  Side-alternating vibration training

Non side-alternating vibration training

Side-alternating vibration.

Tilting movement – left and right side of the plate move up and down alternately. Mimicks human gait.

Physiological movements e.g. when walking or running are simulated by the movement of the Galileo foot-plate.
When walking, the same muscles of the right and the left side of the body are never used at the same time in the same way – but always alternately! 

Non side-alternating vibration – the whole plate moves up and down.

Predominantly vertical movement – left and right side of the plate move up and down at the same time.

The non side-alternating up and down movement of many other vibration training devices does not correspond to typical human locomotion such as during running or walking. Humans don’t normally move by hopping like frogs or kangaroos.

Influence of side-alternating vibration on back muscles

  Side-alternating vibration training

Non side-alternating vibration training

The side-alternating motion of Galileo causes an alternating force induction in the legs that is transferred to the pelvis. This lateral tilt of the pelvis leads to an alternating activation of the back muscles (similar to physiological movement patterns like walking or running).

By simultaneously lifting both legs the pelvis is not tilted but only moved vertically. The lacking side-alternating relative movement between pelvis and back results in a diminished training effect.

Easy adjustment of training parameter for different training goals

  Side-alternating vibration training

Non side-alternating vibration training

Frequency:

Galileo offers adjustable frequencies between 5 and 36(40) Hz**.

The training goal determines the frequency range.

  • ca. 5–10 Hz – Mobilisation

    active compensation of the tilt movement. Tension relief/muscle relaxation. Improvement of balance and proprioception.

  • ca. 12–20 Hz – Muscle function

    from ca 12 Hz on the stretch reflex is triggered. Improvement of muscle function, coordination, muscle relaxation, stretching of muscles and tendons, fascia training

  • ca. 20–36 Hz – Muscle power

    increase of muscle tone, improvement of muscle power and muscle force, increase of endurance capacity, fascia training.

Frequency:

Normally adjustable between 20 and 60 Hz.

Therefore vibration training below 20 Hz is normally not possible (only a few machines support frequencies below 20 Hz).

Amplitude:

Amplitudes between 0 and 6 mm (corresponding to an upstroke of 0 – 12 mm) can freely be chosen depending on foot position**.

Many possible combination of frequency and amplitude with variable selection of frequency and amplitude.

Amplitude:

The majority of machines offer few or only one amplitude, normally 1 to 2 mm (corresponding to an upstroke of 2 to 4 mm).

Considerably reduced maximum amplitudes and markedly reduced variability of training parameter.

Reproducibility of the generated forces
  Side-alternating vibration trainingNon side-alternating vibration training
Highly accurate and reproducible motion of the vibrating platform due to the mechanically guided movement (shaped force).
The design of Galileo Training devices always guarantees a sinusoidal (harmonic) movement of the vibrating platform, regardless of body weight and stiffness of the user.
This allows an objective assessment and comparability of training parameters and training effects, which is for example a crucial prerequisite for the use of vibrating exercise equipment in scientific studies.
No mechanically guided movement
(no shaped force).
Transmission of vibrations to the head
  Side-alternating vibration trainingNon side-alternating vibration training
The side-alternating principle results in a very low vibration being transferred to the head: The tilting motion of Galileo causes an alternating application of force in the legs, which are transmitted to the pelvis. This lateral tilt of the pelvis leads to an alternating activation of back muscles, analogous to physiological movements such as walking and running. The spine, therefore, runs into the rotational axis of the lateral pelvic motion, which reduces the vertical movement of the spine and the head significantly.The head vibrates much more:
The simultaneous lifting of both legs causes no tilting in the pelvis, but a varying vertical acceleration depending on the leg stiffness. The lack of any compensatory movement of the pelvis results in a significantly higher movement of the spine and thus the head than in the side-alternating movement.

*) A comprehensive literature list you can find here as well as in our Galileo Research fact Sheets.

Benefits of Vibration training

Muscle power

Increase of muscle power and muscle force

Muscle hypertrophy after immobilization

Osteoporosis prevention and therapy

Pelvic floor training – therapy for pelvic floor weakness

Muscle function

Improvement of muscle function

Improvement of flexibility and range of motion

Relief of muscle tension

Movement for back pain

 Mobilization

Improvement of balance and coordination

Fall prevention

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