One of the treatments we frequently recommend for our patients is Juvent micro-impact therapy. Delivered through the Juvent machine, a vibration platform that sends tiny, millimeter-sized kinetic waves through the heels of the feet and up the body, the treatment safely stimulates the body’s muscles and bones to rebuild. Juvent delivers carefully calibrated micro-impulses through all the muscles, bones, and joints of the body, making them respond as they would during vigorous exercise. As a result, an astonishing healing response boosts musculoskeletal health in a simple, natural, safe, and effective way.
Intelligent Design, Great Outcomes
The Juvent Micro-Impact Platform brings together intelligent software, precision mechanisms, and smart sensors that make it easy to personalize and optimize low-intensity vibrations for every user. It supplies proper frequency within the safe range of 32Hz to 37Hz and produces a force of 0.3g, which is a third of the mechanical impact a person usually experiences when walking. The flawless blend of proper frequency, displacement and force stimulates a whole host of desirable physiological responses in the body without risk of injury—allowing for use with children and frail adults.
In fact, standing on the Juvent platform for 10-20 minutes causes the body to respond as if undertaking a tailored therapeutic exercise. The patient feels enhanced warmth and blood flow and the bones and joints respond with post-exercise transformations that eventually boost strength and comfort. For patients with pain and swelling in the knees and joints and who find simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs unbearably difficult, Juvent is a simple and effective way of comfortably stimulating their blood flow in these areas and relieving joint, knee, bone and back pain while increasing stability.
At FYZICAL Sarasota Downtown, we recommend the Juvent platform for a range of healthcare and sports-related issues because it calibrates to the body and provides impact that is appropriate in every case. From our experience, we find it almost perfect in stimulating and strengthening bones without the risk of fracture. When patients stand on it, the machine gently provides a tiny fraction of vibration that mechanically stimulates bones without extra stress. With improved bone density, immunity is enhanced through an increased number of stem cells that differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and immune cells (T-cells).
Benefits of Juvent Micro-Impact Therapy
1. Improves stability and posture
Patients stand on the Juvent platform, which oscillates at a barely noticeable level. But the size, speed, and range of the vibration matches the natural stimulation that would otherwise occur in the muscles, joints and bones as they typically contract and relax to support balance and posture.
As a result, the platform improves muscle function, corrects bone and joint abnormalities, and enhances body posture and stability. At FYZICAL, we often recommend the platform for correcting postural instability due to extended bed rest, sports-related injuries, accidents, and various medical conditions.
2. Boosts bone density and function
For those who cannot perform any weight-bearing exercises, the Juvent micro-impact platform is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the bones and improve overall health. No matter the age of the patient, the machine is able to apply tailored vibrations through the bones, which cause the stem cells in the bone marrow to convert to bone-building cells (osteoblasts).
With increased numbers of osteoblasts, the bones grow larger and stronger and become more capable of handling the demands of daily life. It is for this reason that we usually recommend the platform for patients with post-menopausal bone loss, cancer survivors, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, bone replacement surgery, and various skeletal issues.
3. Relieves joint pain
Standing on the Juvent machine for a mere 10 minutes triggers a reduction in joint pain. For patients with chronic joint pain, the machine improves symptoms within a few days of usage. The impact sent by the machine through the heels and feet is able to permeate the joints and work them tenderly to full recovery.
The vibrations from the machine have a soothing effect on the joints and promote the supply of essential nutrients to these tissues. So the impact counters age, injury, or disease-related changes in the joints, improves joint range of motion, speeds up repair, eases pain, and enhances recovery.
4. Enhances blood and lymph circulation
The Juvent platform is an opportunity for passive exercise that works the body to the level of vigorous activity. Within seconds of stepping onto the platform, the machine is able to detect a proper frequency of healthy vibration and distribute the impact equally across the body according to the specific shape, size, and mass of the body.
In turn, nerve receptors are stimulated, and they cause blood vessels to dilate, more blood to flow, and oxygen concentration of blood to increase by at least 10 percent. The pressure and effect of the vibrations on muscles also cause increased flow of the lymph.
As a result, patients who use the machine are less likely to have issues such as pooling of the fluid in the extremities (like the toes), cold hands and feet, fatigue, and achiness created by an accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles. Good circulation brings damaged, tense muscles the oxygen-rich blood they need to heal.
5. Faster recovery and improved overall health
Juvent micro-impact therapy after injury or medical condition eases pain and inflammation, boosts blood flow, reduces muscle tightness, and helps muscles, joints, and bones to recover. For instance, the vibrations from the machine reduce the production of chemicals such as cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation. The impact from the machine also stimulates the mitochondria to convert glucose to energy that is critical for cell function and repair.
Generally, using the platform promotes physical relaxation, relieves stiff muscles, boosts energy and vitality, releases nerve compression (sciatica and carpel tunnel), improves flexibility and range of motion, and improves waste elimination through better circulation. The relaxation response induced by Juvent lowers the respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system, and reduces the physical effects of anxiety and stress. It can also help patients with tension headaches, scoliosis, torticollis, whiplash, muscle and tendon tears, thoracic outlet syndrome, varicose veins, soreness in overused muscles, pregnancy-related discomfort and pain, high blood pressure, chronic and sub-acute back pain, and insomnia.
At FYZICAL Sarasota Downtown, we are a physical therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation center that is always committed to the traditional goals of our profession: decreasing pain and inflammation and enhancing strength and physical function. We combine exercises that strengthen muscles, correct posture, improve flexibility, boost range of motion, and reclaim function with the latest technology that ensures we deliver individualized care plans to our patients. Through Juvent micro-impact therapy, we have been able to provide impactful preventive and restorative interventions to patients with chronic medical conditions, debilitating injuries, and life-threatening illnesses, setting them on their path to recovery. For more information on our services, visit the FYZICAL Sarasota Downtown website.