There are 2 types of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) technology, Pivotal and Linear. KIMA’s first vibration platform was a linear system called the Globus. This month we expand our vibration therapy by purchasing a pivotal system called Vibroflex.
Pivotal system are also referred to as:
b. Side Alternating
The plate of a Pivotal platform moves like a seesaw and exerts its influence on the body in an alternating right and left vertical motion. As the platform moves up and down, it places a vertically directed force on each lower extremity (or upper extremity when training the upper body) in an alternating fashion. The design of the Pivotal platform was based upon observing the mechanics of human gait with specific attention to the superior and inferior motions of the lower extremities and pelvis.