As technology and medicine advances, there are more and more therapeutic devices being developed to help people reach their peak physical performance. This can mean everything from alleviating pain to boosting the quality of your musculoskeletal system. One of the most common therapeutic devices that came out in the mid-2000s was the massage gun.
The massage gun is utilized in vibration gunning therapy, which is performed by physical therapists around the globe. At REPAIR SI, we use vibration gunning therapy as a pain management treatment option as well as a performance enhancement tool.
The Basics of Vibration Gunning Therapy
Vibration gunning therapy uses a handheld device that helps to alleviate muscle soreness in localized areas of the body with vibrating movements and pressure on the soft tissue. A vibration gun, or a massage gun, is often used on athletes as well as people who are experiencing pain and reduced mobility due to a medical condition.
By using a handheld device for localized pain and soreness, you can help to target the trigger points that are the source of your issues.
Vibration gunning therapy offers many benefits, including:
- Alleviating muscle tension and soreness.
- Improving muscle recovery.
- Reducing joint and back pain.
- Increasing bone density.
- Boosting muscle mass.
- Improving circulation.
- Relieving stress.
- Increasing flexibility.
- Stimulating the nervous system to release dopamine and serotonin.
Athletes often use vibration gunning therapy to help their muscles recover after strenuous workouts or competition, though some people use it before exercising as well as part of their warmup. There is even some belief that a massage gun can improve your overall athletic performance.
It’s important to note that vibration gunning is different from whole-body vibration therapy. While a vibration gun is a handheld therapeutic device for localized treatment, whole-body vibration therapy involves a machine with a vibrating platform that you stand or lie down on.
If a vibrating gun is used incorrectly, such as applying too much pressure or using it on a sprain, you can risk increasing your symptoms or worsening an injury. That’s why it’s important to seek a REPAIR SI physical therapist for vibration gunning therapy to ensure that it’s being done safely and effectively.
REPAIR SI Can Help Alleviate Your Sore Muscles With Vibration Gunning Therapy
After you work out or play a sport, the endorphins make you feel great. But sometimes that strenuous physical activity can take a toll on your muscles, causing them to be painful and sore later on. Muscle pain can make it difficult to carry out your daily activities, which is why vibration gunning therapy is a treatment that you should explore.
By utilizing vibration gunning therapy, a REPAIR SI physical therapist can help alleviate your pain, increase your muscle tone and help your body recover from strenuous physical activity. It may even boost your athletic performance.