If you have a child and especially teenager with cerebral palsy or know someone who does, listen up: The results of a just released study done in New Zealand clearly show that Periodic Acceleration Therapy (PAT) aka “Whole Body Vibration Therapy” (a therapeutic staple at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic) builds bone in teenagers with CP!
Here are the details:
The NZ scientists recruited eight teenage girls and five teenage boys (average age 17) with moderate cerebral palsy to receive PAT for nine minutes per day for 20 weeks. They used special X-ray tests to measure bone-mineral density and muscle mass before and after the course of PAT treatment.
PAT was found to increase the distance they could walk (during a period of six minutes) from an average of 938 feet to 1,030 feet.
In a ScienceDaily write-up on this, study lead author, Dr. Silmara Gusso, stated that, “By maintaining or improving muscle and bone health during growth, WBVT can maximize mobility and bone strength into adult life, improving both mobility and quality of life”.
”This extremely encouraging initial data strongly suggest WBVT will become a mainstay of treatment in children with loco-motor disability and justify the introduction of a completely novel and innovative treatment modality into pediatric health care.”
If you have a child or teenager with cerebral palsy and would like to discuss PAT with physician and adult (nonembryonic) stem cell treatment expert Alexander Thermos or just make an appointment to come in, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).