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Low Intensity Vibration therapy for care home residents launches in UK
Marodyne is a new, medically-approved device that uses low-intensity vibration (LIV) to safely deliver gentle and consistent vertical vibrations to help restore motion to joints, redevelop muscles, facilitate bone healing, increase bone mineral density, prevent and reverse the complications of osteoporosis and ease osteoarthritis.
Marodyne is supported by a leading Scientific Advisory Board and considered safe by OSHA and ISO Standards. It is certified as a class 2a medical device under the Medical Device Directive 93/42/ EEC Annex II and meets the standards set in ISO 2631 for mechanical vibration. It has no contraindications or side effects. Sheila Scott OBE, a former care homeowner and recently retired as the National Care Association CEO, says: “I immediately saw the potential of low-intensity vibration therapy for the elderly. Those who are physically inactive and unable to exercise will benefit from the boost in circulation and cell stimulation provided by this low-intensity vibration training. If I were managing a care home today I’d be very keen to offer the Marodyne LIV treatment.”
People stand on the Marodyne platform for 10 minutes a day to gain health benefits including:
Falls Prevention – by stimulating and restoring the dynamic action of muscle fibres in the legs which help to give better balance, postural reflexes and co-ordination while improving muscle strength and stimulating new muscle growth.
Active Ageing – by stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow and improving leg strength, encouraging mobility, flexibility and independence.
Osteoporosis - by maintaining and increasing bone mineral density, speeding up bone healing, and increasing the quality of fracture repair.
Osteoarthritis - by improving metabolism, boosting blood flow and helping ensure the nutrients necessary for cartilage formation are pumped efficiently into the joint cavity.