Galileo (Power Plate)
15 minutes on the Galileo is equivalent to 1 hour in the gym. It builds strength and muscle mass quickly and is an ideal strength workout for time-poor people.
The Galileo machine is a commercial grade total body vibration device. Much sturdier and powerful than the cheaper versions seen in shopping centres, this device is a proven therapeutic tool aimed at stimulating your deep muscle system to work without your conscious control. Originating from work done with astronauts returning from space where gravity is eliminated, the machine assists astronauts to switch their anti-gravity muscles back on.
The research that has been carried out in this area has mostly been done using this specific device. The manner in which the platform vibrates is different between machines. The Galileo is the device that has been scientifically tested to be evidence based.
We have one of the few Galileo machines in Brisbane. This amazing machine can improve:
- Strength and performance
- Muscle mass and thus metabolic rate = weight loss
- Balance and co-ordination
- Flexibility and agility
- Your pain
No matter how young or old you are and irrespective of your level of fitness, the Galileo offers individual exercise opportunities for everyone. The whole body or a part of the body can be stimulated and trained.
The Galileo consists of a vibrating platform that the user stands on or performs exercises on which stimulates muscles in a manner that promotes their rapid development.
The movement of the plate stimulates the body's natural stretch reflex which causes a spontaneous muscle contraction - the same protective reflex experienced when you trip or miss a step.
Therefore, without thinking about it, your body responds with a strong muscle contraction. These strong contractions are able to be repeated at a rapid rate. (This speed and intensity of contraction is not possible purely with a conscious contraction). This assists in achieving training or rehabilitation goals more effectively and efficiently.
Significant effects can be achieved with an exercise time of only 8 -15 minutes, 2 times per week for 4 - 8 weeks, depending on your condition and goals. Therefore, the Galileo is a very effective and time saving training device, which is less exhausting than most other forms of training.
A physiotherapist at Revive thoroughly assesses you prior to exercising with the Galileo and will establish an individual training plan that
will achieve maximum training effects for you while preventing any health risks.
- Improved muscle strength and performance
- Improved balance and co-ordination
- Improved flexibility and agility
- Release of muscle tension
- Decreased pain
- Improved core stability
- Improved postural control
- Improved blood circulation
- Increased bone density
- Decreased risk of falls
- Improved pelvic floor function
YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM EXERCISING WITH THE GALILEO IF YOU HAVE:
- Back, neck or spinal pain
- General weakness or muscular insufficiencies
- Upper limb and lower limb pain
- Poor muscle control after injury or surgery
- Poor balance or gait disturbances
- Osteoporosis or osteopenia
- Poor blood circulation of legs and feet (e.g. diabetes)
- Incontinence problems
For more detailed information and research the has been conducted on the efficacy of this approach visit: www.galileowholebodyvibration.com.au