Whole Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE)

Whole Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE)

This breakthrough technology was introduced in late summer 2007 to Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition. Whole Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE), is the next generation in physical conditioning and training, providing time efficient exercise and a genuine break-through in medical rehabilitation. Originating with Russian cosmonauts, Whole Body Vibration (WBV) was used to prevent astronauts from developing severe bone mineral loss and subsequent crippling osteoporosis after performing extended space exploration in a non-gravitational environment.

The vibration plate works by stimulating the body’s natural ‘stretch reflex’. This is similar to the knee jerk reaction that occurs when the knee is tapped by a reflex hammer in a doctor’s office. Without thinking about it, your body responds with a strong involuntary muscle contraction, leading to your leg ‘kicking out’. The vibration platform works in a very similar way.

3000 muscle contractions per minute

The WAVE platform drops either 2 or 4 mm. This is a very small and gentle drop. For example, let’s say that you are standing on the vibration plate with a gentle knee bend. Once the platform drops 2 mm, your muscle is quickly lengthened, or ‘stretched’. The body reacts to this by quickly contracting the muscle. By the time it does that, the WAVE platform has already returned to the first position. The platform drops again and this is repeated. Since the WAVE platform has been designed to do this 20 to 50 times per second, you can get a maximum of 50 muscle contractions per second! In one minute, you can actually get 3000 safe and gentle muscle contractions. This is the equivalent to doing 3000 knee bends. You can only imagine how long that would take without the WAVE.

Vibration Training

Finally an exercise that fits into YOUR schedule! No matter what your age or activity level, WAVE vibration exercise is a low impact exercise that takes only 15 minutes, three times a week. Backed by over 40 years of clinical research, this safe and scientifically proven system is helping everyday people achieve:

  • Increased body metabolism, increased lymphatic mobilization and accelerated cellulite reduction
  • Increased strength and ballistic training and explosive fast-twitch muscle performance
  • Improved neurocognition; neuromuscular stimulation and neuro-adaptation (neurological rehabilitation)
  • Improved flexibility and increased range of motion, mobility and increased balance
  • Increased blood circulation; increased glucose metabolism at a cellular level
  • Increased bone density; reduced muscle wasting
  • Decrease in chronic pain

We have a membership type fee schedule for using this equipment and you can call Terri at the office for pricing. If you haven’t wanted to join a gym this may be the exercise for you!


I Can Touch My Toes and Grow My Bones!

I have been a chiropractic and nutritional patient of Dr. Johnson’s since 1996. In August of 2007, I had a bone density scan as recommended by my M.D. The bone density tests of the spine showed osteoporosis and the bone density levels of the wrist were close to osteopoenia. The M.D. prescribed Fosamax, as well as recommending nutritional supplements and exercise. I did not want to take Fosamax due to its side effects, but I did start taking Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin D.

After consulting with Dr. Johnson about my condition, he informed me of the benefits of Whole Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE) in building bone density. I started WAVE therapies in November and used the machine three times a week for 4 months. My follow-up bone scan showed an increase of 1.9% bone density in the spine! This is now just osteopoenia, and not osteoporosis. The wrist bone scan is now normal density also!

Other benefits that I have noticed from using the Wave are: I have more energy, I can touch my toes (which I could not even do as a child), and I have firmed up all over my body. I will be continuing on with this type of exercise as I love the results!

-Aline Colbert, Washington Township, MI

Vibration Exercise Reverses Patient’s Osteoporosis in Only 4 Months! (Read the Press Release)