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Therapeutic Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Plates by Erin Stranahan, OT

Therapeutic Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Plates:

Whole body vibration has been shown to benefit children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injuries, Autism and others by improving muscle tone, strength, postural control, and much more. Using different frequency zones, or speed of vibration, along with different exercises and positions, it can provide different effects to the muscles depending on a child’s needs. It can be a helpful tool for getting faster results when used in conjunction with activities within the clinic as well as with home exercise programs! Come find out how you could start using one within your child’s daily routine!

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About Erin Stranahan, OT:

Erin Stranahan is an occupational therapist at NAPA Center, Austin. She began her career with NAPA in their Los Angeles facility in 2012 and moved to Texas when NAPA opened their Austin location in September of 2020. Her interest in occupational therapy began while volunteering in the NICU at John Muir Medical Center throughout high school and became passionate about supporting children and their families. She completed her undergraduate studies in child development and received her Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2010. She utilizes various modalities and techniques in her practice including: dynamic movement intervention, neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration, and the Neurosuit. She frequently integrates the Galileo whole body vibration plate into her treatment sessions and is excited to discuss the improvements she has seen while utilizing this tool.


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