Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the difference between Low Intensity Vibration (LIV) and Whole Body Vibration (WBV)?

The LivMD generates vibrations with a tiny motion (<0.1 mm), while WBV is mostly about vibrations with a larger amplitude of up to several centimeters. LIV is therefore the therapeutic / medical side of the spectrum and WBV on the sports and training side. See the movies in the menu

Medical

Can anyone use the LivMD?

Because of the minimal motion the LivMD is very useful for everyone. Frail elderly but also children – under normal circumstances without any problems using the LivMD. There has been extensive research done with children but also the elderly have to be over 100 years old can seamlessly use the LivMD.

In case you have a special (medical) condition or condition, we recommend that you seek medical advice

If you would like more information about LivMD, or your doctor,  he can always contact us or consult the website

Is the LivMD safe?

Based on the guidelines of the ISO and OSHA regarding vibration (ISO 2631), there is no indication that, in normal use and under normal conditions the LivMD can cause adverse or harmful effects. See chart

Which conditions / diseases LivMD is a good and safe treatment for?

The LivMD is designed to be used as a therapy for osteoporosis, and to strengthen bones and muscles. Scientific research has shown that it is a safe and effective treatment for young and old. *

In case you have a special (medical) condition or condition, we recommend that you seek medical advice.

If your doctor would like to have more information about the LivMD he can always contact us

 

* Based on the guidelines of the ISO and OSHA, there is no indication whatsoever that may result from normal use LivMD adverse or harmful effects.

Product

Is the LivMD a noisy device?

The LivMD is very quiet. An incorrect posture can sometimes cause a little noise. If your weight is readjusted this noise will become normal again.

What’s the best way to stand on the LivMD?

The vibrations of the LivMD are very subtle and light. You can just stand up straight and relax. There is no special posture or exercise required. If you bring your weight to your front foot more than the vibrations will remain more in your legs and hips. If keep your weight more towards your heels then the vibrations will rise through to your back and neck. In this way you can send a little “treatment” through your body.

Why LivMD vibrating at 30Hz amplitude of 0.4g?

After more than 25 years of research in which a plurality of frequencies and amplitudes have been examined it was found that this dose was the most optimally and safe. More is not always better and sometimes even unsafe (see “How does LivMD work” on this website).

Use

Can I do exercises on the LivMD?

This is possible if you ensure that keep both feet on the plate and your balance remains in the center of the plate. This is indicated by the lights of the display.

Can I do pushups on the LivMD to stimulate bone and muscle in my arms and upper body?

The LivMD that is now available designed to stand up. The frequency and amplitude is chosen so that the dose of mechanical vibrations is exactly right front legs, hip and back. We therefore advise you not to perform pushups on the LivMD. When you do push-ups, this is no longer guaranteed.

Can I use LivMD several times a day?

Yes, that is possible, but then preferably with a number of hours between sessions. For example, the first in the morning and once in the evening. Not whether it is not too much and if there’s overstimulation. If you feel unwell, it is better to use the LivMD 1x per day. Or else 2x a day shorter, for example 5 minutes per session. Please get in contact if you need further advice.

Can I wear shoes when using my LivMD?

Treatment is most effective when the feet make contact directly with the LivMD. Therefore, do not wear shoes. You can still keep your socks. Barefoot is best.

How is best to stand on the LivMD

The vibrations of the LivMD are very subtle and light. You can just stand up straight and relax. There is no special posture or exercise required. If you bring your weight to your front foot more then the vibrations will remain more in your legs and hips. If your weight is more towards on your heels then the vibrations will rise up through to your back and neck. In this way you can send a little “treatment” through your body.

How many times a week is optimal?

Research shows that daily stimulation works best. But not everyone is equal and sometimes this can suit but perhaps not. 5 days a week is ideal.

I can sit on a chair and put your feet on the only LivMD?

The LivMD as that is now available is designed to stand up. We strongly advise not to sit on a chair and put your feet up on the LivMD. The frequency and amplitude is chosen so that the dose of mechanical vibrations is exactly correct for the hip and spine. When sitting with feet on it, this is no longer guaranteed.

In addition, the LivMD is designed so that a minimum weight on the plate must be attained. If you only want to place feet on the plate, this is not sufficient weight to actuate the plate.

I can sit on the LivMD?

There is no research on the effects of sitting on the LivMD. We strongly advise not to sit on the LivMD. The current LivMD is designed to stand on for the correct dosage mechanical vibrations from reaching the hips and lower back (see figure at “How does the LivMD work?).

The LivMD sometimes stops during the session. What should I do?

With a slight movement / push with the feet / legs you can put him back in motion. The safety technology in the machine ‘thinks’ sometimes -when you completely silent stateless you have stepped off and therefore stops.

When can I expect results?

Results in terms of increase in bone density are typically not seen until after a year. Sometimes, after 6 months. Bone growth is a slow process. Effects on the area of ​​muscle strength, balance, pain relief, and general fitness can often already be experienced more quickly, in many cases, after a number of weeks. This differs per person.