What are Percussive therapy and Vibration Therapy?

By: Dr. Janet McKenzie, Jan 14, 2017
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clinical treatments, tight muscles, health

When would I pursue getting these types of therapy?

Percussive therapies, including Vibration Therapy, are clinical treatments that involve the application of a vibration, which could be generated manually or through the use of a device, such as a “thumper”.

Vibration therapies relax muscles and promote increased circulation in ways similar to deep tissue massage.  Any therapy, including these, will have some associated risks that must be assessed in relationship to a person’s general level of health and their specific concerns.

Percussive therapies are used for conditions characterized by tight muscles and/or reduced circulation.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of British Columbia.  I have several years of work experience in nursing covering such specialty areas as gastroenterology, plastic surgery, gerontology, ophthalmology, sexual health and family planning.

I am a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and I am licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

As a naturopathic doctor, I work with many treatment modalities, some of which you will find described on this site, but have a special interest in clinical nutrition and orthomolecular medicine. Dr. McKenzie's practices at the Summit Natural Health Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario. http://www.summitnaturalhealth.ca/