Can children use vibration machines?
Can children use vibration machines? Simple answer is yes. This weekend I was contacted by a 12 year Girl wondering if these machines could help with her belly fat…almost brought me to tears. As a mother of 2 kids, I try to encourage an active lifestyle that they will carry with them into their own adult lives with healthy habits that the will carry on with own children.
Let me ask this, should a child be active? Our society has become more and more inactive, many of us are confined to a desk 8-10 hours a day. So are our school aged children when you thing about it. Then they come home to to the couch and sit some more. Physical Education is now optional at the high school level in some areas equating to even less activity. Obesity is rising as our activities becomes time on front of TV, computers and playing handheld devices instead of sports and riding bikes.
I have a different level of experience with these machines and work with a number of children with severe medical issues. Speaking also from my own experience with my children, WBV can absolutely benefit children in a number of ways. Relieve growing pains, constipation, fatigue, restless legs, injury recovery, pre-sport warm up and after sport recovery.
YES a child can use a vibration machine, its a form of activity and I for one think nothing is wrong with adding activity to a child’s routine especially if they are inactive now… If dealing with medical issues please do not hesitate to contact me or at least speak with a qualified WBV therapist.
It’s important to understand that a WBV machine is simply a tool. Like an adult each child is starting from a different place in their overall health and activity levels. If using for sport specific training I recommend starting with a qualified trainer for direction.
There is a lot of ongoing research with children using WBV I would be happy to assist in your learning journey and share specifics. Always seek guidance from someone qualified in WBV to help get some direction when dealing with medical concerns.Here’s a few examples: