Motion Health to vibrate Canadian Health Market

“Revolutionary vibration platform can help bring back vitality to life”

(October 29, 2007, Calgary, AB)  Motion Health announced its operations launch today as the Canadian distributor for the VibraFlex® series of whole body vibration technologies and devices.  The VibraFlex®, developed using the internationally patented Galileo® vibration technology from Germany, is rapidly gaining immense interest in the Canadian health industry and medical community.

“North America received its first exposure to whole body vibration in the last decade when Orthometrix introduced the Galileo® 2000, now distributed in the US, Mexico and Canada as the VibraFlex®,” said Janet Stott, Executive Vice-President responsible for sales at Motion Health Inc.  “We consider VibraFlex® the pioneer in whole body vibration in North America and are thrilled to be part of this pro-active team.  We proudly announce our operations and distribution of this premier line of whole body vibration technologies and devices in Canada.”  VibraFlex® offers the most complete line of whole vibration technologies and accessories to meet both personal and business needs.  Versions include home, professional, upper body, and medical models.

With the thousands of units throughout the globe, the VibraFlex® has positioned itself as the premier vibration platform that works.  This innovative technology is protected by a worldwide patent and has been the focal point of whole body vibration therapy literature and research.  Having both critical elements for effectiveness, a functional teeter-totter pattern of vibration and the appropriate frequency range, this innovative and ground breaking technology can benefit Canadians including improved strength & power, flexibility & range of motion, circulation, and hormone profiles without the constraints of conventional exercise.  Whether one’s goal is to improve health or overall wellness, enhance fitness level or the human function of individuals in medical care, the VibraFlex® can help individuals meet their quality of life goals without the excessive time commitments of traditional exercise regimes.

“It is our mission to counteract and eliminate the de-conditioning downward spiral of many Canadians and bring back Vitality to Life regardless of the age, location or physical condition of individuals who use our products.  This is true for many of our youngest Canadians who may be afflicted with metabolic and genetic disorders and lack the ability to exercise using conventional methods”, said Judy Pedersen, President of Motion Health Inc.  “One of our first priorities is to ensure the hospital and medical community is aware of the many benefits of the VibraFlex®.  We hope to emulate the successes of the Cologne Concept based at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.”  The program, now in its second year of treatments with pediatric patients, uses the Galileo® Tilt Table with a VibraFlex® unit at its base and the Leonardo Ground Reaction Plate to measure strength, power, and balance improvements.  This method of using whole body vibration has helped many young people with various conditions including spina bifida and brittle bone disease.

In total, 14 professional sports teams in North America are benefiting from the VibraFlex® as part of their rehabilitation, conditioning and warm-up/cool-down routine helping them to get back to the game quicker, and do their jobs faster and better.  In addition to professional athletes, numerous fitness experts and celebrities are realizing the benefits of VibraFlex® such as Kathy Smith who has recently released a new video using the VibraFlex® Home Edition.  Kathy Smith Total Body Vibration was shot on location at Kathy Smith’s home and includes unique exercise moves performed on the VibraFlex® Home Edition. This 50 minute DVD demonstrates Kathy Smith’s favourite moves and focuses on the lower body, upper body & core, flexibility & massage, including tips to keep you feeling energized.  Her detailed explanation on form and technique makes working out on the VibraFlex® Home Edition easy to follow.  Motion Health Inc. will offer the Kathy Smith Total Body Vibration DVD with the purchase of each VibraFlex® Home Edition.

The 25 Hz speed of the VibraFlex® produces 1,500 involuntary muscle contractions per minute providing a very strong training effect.  The VibraFlex® achieves this very high repetition rate with little physical effort by the user.  The body as a whole is not moving horizontally, as is required in walking and running; nor is it moving vertically, as is required in stair climbing or sit-ups.  The body-as-a-whole movement taxes the cardiopulmonary system and usually limits exercise sessions.  Since the VibraFlex® does not require whole body movement it is not so limiting, and can therefore deliver many more repetitions per unit time and per exercise session. There is no stress on joints, ligaments, and tendons and it does not tax the cardiovascular system.  Training sessions of only 3-5 minutes, twice to three times a week, produce measurable results.

Whole body vibration has been around since the late 1800’s when in 1898 an article by the French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, was published where he deduced that the improvement in his Parkinson’s patient symptoms was the result of the vibration from their horse and buggy ride to his office.  Since then, Europe has seen the value of whole body vibration in treating cosmonauts, training of Olympic athletes and maintenance of good bone health in its geriatric population.  “In Canada, we will continue to advance the use of whole body vibration by offering individuals, businesses and medical professionals safe, reliable, science based technologies and services to enhance quality of life goals.  The VibraFlex® is a revolutionary way to augment and enhance current training and rehabilitation efforts of Canadians”, says Pedersen.

For more information, contact Motion Health at 1-905-906-8660 or visit the company web site at

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