The Whole Body Vibration technology centers on a recurrent change of position on a vibrating platform with the specific physical factors of amplitude, frequency and time. The muscles are stimulated to work by the stretch reflex. You are probably familiar with this type reflex when the doctor taps the patella tendon below your kneecap, and your lower leg moves upwards without your brain being able to prevent the movement. When the muscles are activated with the stretch reflex, we get a number of benefits not seen during regular exercise. Normally, we do not use all our muscles for standing or moving. With the Whole Body Vibration, the stretch reflex ensures that all muscle fibers are being stimulated at one time. The muscle responds to vibration by contracting to offset the stress. Effective results for your physical therapy needs.