Whole Body Vibration—Contraindications

It is always advisable to consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. Ongoing research in the field of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) indicates that many people can actually benefit from this form of exercise. However, if you suffer from any of the following contraindications it is imperative that you discuss Whole Body Vibration therapy with your physician before beginning any training program with vibration equipment.

Please do not use any WBV device without first getting approval from your doctor if you have any of the following:

Relative contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Gallstones, Kidney stones, Bladder stones
  • Articular Rheumatism and Arthrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Cardiac Disorders (Post MI)
  • Metal or synthetic implants (e.g.. pacemaker, artificial cardiac valves, recent stents, or brain implants)
  • Chronic back pain (after fracture, disc disorders or spondylosis )
  • Severe Diabetes Mellitus with peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy
  • Tumors (excluding metastases in the musculoskeletal system)
  • Spondylolisthesis without gliding
  • Movement Disorder and Parkinson
  • Chondromalacia of the joints of the lower extremities, osteonecrosis and chondrosis
  • Arterial circulation disorders
  • Venous insufficiency with ulcus cruris
  • Morbus Sudeck Stadium II (CRPS)
  • Lymphatic edema
  • Postoperative wounds
  • Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis

Please do not use any WBV device at all if you have any of the following:

Absolute contraindications:

  • Acute Inflammations, Infections and/ or Fever
  • Acute Arthropathy or Arthrosis
  • Acute Migraine
  • Fresh (surgical) Wounds
  • Implants of the spine
  • Acute or Chronic Deep Vein Thromboses or other thrombotic afflictions
  • Acute disc related problems, Spondylosis, gliding Spondylolisthesis or Fractures
  • Severe Osteoporosis with BMD < 70mg/ml • Spasticity (after stroke/ spinal cord lesion…)
  • Morbus Sudeck Stadium I (CRPS I)
  • Tumors with metastases in the musculoskeletal system
  • Vertigo or Positional Dizziness
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

or if you have any concerns about your physical health!