The How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh offers vibrotherapy as part of their osteopathic treatment

Vibrotherapy can be particularly successful when used as part of osteopathic treatment for:

  • Bronchial Disorders
  • Circulatory problems
  • Odemas
  • RSI & Workplace Problems
  • Cellulitis
  • Sprains and Stiffness
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lumbago

What is Vibrotherapy?

Vibrotherapy or non-manipulative massage is a gentle form of massage therapy, which has been successfully used in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massotherapy and functional rehabilitation for several years.

How does Vibrotherapy Work?

Vibrotherapy uses low frequency vibrations which are applied to the skin via a Vibrotherapy machine. Similar to a TENS machine, the vibrations are used by your osteopath to gently massage and manipulate the soft tissue of the body, relaxing the muscles and increasing blood supply to the afflicted area. The nervous and muscular system is also stimulated and circulation is enhanced, promoting a sense of wellbeing and stimulating the healing process. The relaxation process also facilitates gentle manipulation and realignment if this is beneficial to your symptoms.

What is Vibrotherapy used to treat?

Vibrotherapy is used to treat a range of symptoms and disorders, including recent or old sprains, repetitive strain injury, neuralgia, sciatica, circulatory disorders and rheumatism and arthritis. Vibrotherapy may also be used to relieve bronchial disorders. Vibrotherapy can be particularly successful in treating post-traumatic stiffness following immobility such as a break, fracture or torticollis as well as minimising the risk of osteoporosis.

Is Vibrotherapy Safe?

Vibrotherapy is an extremely safe and gentle form of osteopathic treatment which has been proven by EEG to induce a state of relaxation and well-being in the individual during and after treatment.