NAPA uses the Galileo plate which provides a side alternating motion based on the natural movement of human gait, creating a tilting movement of the pelvis.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is delivered via a mechanical vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the individual standing, sitting, lying or kneeling on the plate causing the muscles to contract and relax many times each second.
NAPA uses the Galileo plate which provides a side alternating motion based on the natural movement of human gait, creating a tilting movement of the pelvis. With frequencies ranging from 5 – 30 Hz depending upon the platform, therapists are able to use the Galileo to address a variety of therapeutic goals including balance training, mobilization and stretching of tight muscles, spasticity reduction, and strength and coordination building,
Unique to Galileo WBV platform is the Wobbel function which generates randomly changing frequencies during the training. The variability in frequencies provided by the Wobbel function ensures that the patient gains the most out of their training time by disallowing the muscles to accommodate to the stimulation, forcing the body to constantly adapt to the changing frequencies.
NAPA utilizes WBV training in all aspects of its therapy programs and your child may participate in Galileo training in any of their PT, OT, and ST hours.