VITAFLOOR WHOLE BODY VIBRATION TRAINING
The Vitafloor ® is the only way to give a horse both versatile physical training and a massage in one go. The result is a notable improvement in blood circulation, especially in the legs and organs, ensuring better health and injury prevention, as well as accelerating the healing process for injuries, and helping in colic prevention.
The Vitafloor ® uses the same well established physical and technological principles of whole body training (WBV) as used for training astronauts to stimulate the development of bone density and muscle tone. The human version (“Powerplate”) is adopted world-wide as an accepted means of raising overall fitness and the combustion of fat. This makes this a good method for ensuring blood circulation for horses that, for whatever reason, cannot be given exercise in the normal way.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Vitafloor ® is a 12 cm thick floor with a rubber mat on top. Vibration motors enable the floor to gently vibrate at different intensities depending on the intended use, whether that is for maintenance or rehabilitation. To avoid the horse continually resting one leg, the floor can be made to gently tilt at one minute intervals, causing the horse to need to slightly re-adjust its balance, thus ensuring that he uses all 4 legs.
RESEARCH & TESTING
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala has carried out extensive research and testing programs on the Vitafloor ® since 2003, with close consideration towards possible negative side-effects, of which none were found.
Since becoming commercially available in 2005, some 100 Vitafloors® have been used in barns to help horses reach their full potential and to assist in the recovery from acute or chronic problems. In all cases, the rehabilitation time was quicker, and more successful than usual. Remarkably, with horses in absolute box rest no colic occurred (always consult your vet in case of colic). Read more about research & testing.
Moe Odin, Champion of Norway thanks to Vitafloor
The Vitafloor uses the same well established technological principles of whole body training (WBV)
"These signals have ability to prevent osteoporosis and promote bone formation without drugs"
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