This book, “Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport: Clinical practice and treatment exercises” is a manual that explains the vibration technique of physical therapy and how to use it to properly tend to wounds associated with muscles in the body–specifically in the spine.
It’s new, with easy exercises, simple instructions and really goes in depth in explaining how whole body vibration is used in physical therapy to treat problems such as: stroke, osteoporosis, osteopenia, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
The book itself presents several exercises and tips on how to use this technique to help these disorders. Each exercise and tip comes with a detailed explanation, and is practically and logically explained. Each one is proven with evidence and with an in-depth literature review. Each exercise is also explained with the duration of the exercise itself and various tricks and tips for each.
For years my own mother has suffered from a spinal disorder, and for someone like me (and her), who know absolutely nothing about the spine or disorders associated with it, and especially not treatments and the whole body vibration technique, this book lays everything down and explains it in enough detail that even someone as un-knowledgeable about it as me, can understand it perfectly clear.
This is the first book about a spinal therapy technique to actually supply the readers and audience with supported evidence proving that the technique actually works. It comes with over 35 clips to online videos that go right along with the reading. There is over 70 pictures drawn out (in color), and is written entirely by experts in the field itself.
Not only is it a good book for people who are new to these types of disorders and techniques used to help them, but it’s also a great book for trainers in this area as well. Because each exercise is written in such concise detail, trainers can use it specifically to help their patients, and make sure they’re doing their job to the best of their ability. It also makes it easy to show to patients, and is quick and efficient to use during training.
The book also doesn’t push you to buy anything at all. Whether you are an amateur who knows nothing about spinal disorders, a trainer with patients or an athlete with an injury, Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport it has a variety of useful information and data on how to do the exercises, who benefits from it as well as who doesn’t, what speed settings to use, what Whole Body Vibration is and how it works, and why it should be used, and how it helps clinically and physically. If you have any sort of spinal injury, or knows someone who does, and wants to know more about WBV, then read Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport, written by: Martin Krause, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, and Alfio Albasini. I rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5.