Vitafloor Horse Vibration Plates
Vitafloor has developed a horse vibration plate that provides whole-body vibration, which has been shown to aid in equine back muscle development. Vibration plate therapy can lead to improved performance and even prevent injuries and speed healing, according to research in the journal Equine Veterinary Education. A Vitafloor vibration platform was used to conduct this research.
In humans, whole-body vibration has been shown to improve muscle strength, stimulate blood circulation, and promote relaxation. NASA has used it to help astronauts maintain bone density and muscle tone in zero gravity. In equine studies, reduced chronic back pain and improved postural balance during horse rehabilitation were noted. Using medical imaging, it was found using a horse vibration plate can improve symmetry of the m. multifidus muscle of the horse’s thoracolumbar spine. Stronger muscle helps stabilize the spine and improve posture, balance, and motion. Vibration therapy has also been used to treat tendon and ligament injuries, decreased bone density, bucked shins, and arthritis in horses.
A vibrating floor for horses must be large enough to accommodate the animal. Other aspects of the machine to consider include magnitude, measured in g-force, which indicates the intensity of the up and down vibration. Frequency, which indicates how many times a plate moves per second, and duration of treatment are typically adjustable functions.
For more information about how equine vibration therapy works and what its benefits are, visit our research page.
All Vitafloor models are safe, user-friendly and non-invasive. Vitafloor vibrating floors for horses are comprised of a thick and ridged vibration platform with a layer of rubber on the top surface. The vibration motors enable the equine vibration plate to gently vibrate at various frequencies based on the intended use, whether for training, rehabilitation, or maintenance.
Vitafloor is a fully computerized system with a timer that shuts the vibrations off automatically when the program has run. The built-in models can be made to match the specific measurements of your stall, grooming area, or horse trailer are configured to meet the electrical requirements in your country. These models also have an option for an integrated tilt mechanism that gently tilts the sides of the vibrating floor at regular intervals, thereby activating the muscles of the animal to provide an increased effect.
Vitafloor Equine Vibration Plate Stand-Alone Models
Vitafloor’s stand-alone VMC horse vibration plate units are conveniently sized and affordable without compromising their European construction or veterinary researched vibration technology found only in Vitafloor products. The Vitafloor VMC is the most compact equine vibration plate for sale so far. Measuring 35” by 79”, it provides superior upward vibration and is extremely durable.
Features include adjustable feet, a standard electrical connection, and a water-resistant control box. The unit’s control system includes variable frequency control. Customers can choose this model as a stand-alone plate but can also include Vitafloor’s lightweight aluminum sidebar system as an option as well as a ramp system. The machine is used by clients throughout the world, including equine rehabilitation centers and veterinary clinics.
Vitafloor’s Vibrating Floor Built-In Stall & Trailer Units
Vitafloor’s vibrating floor for horses is most recognized for its fully integrated full-size stall models that can maximize vibration benefits up to 30% when ordered with our unique airlift tilt mechanism. Built-in models allow for treatments to be provided while the horse is able to move freely throughout the stall. The Vitafloor VM1, the smallest version, measures 6 x 12 feet and can be used in a mobile unit and as a grooming station. Suited for almost any size stall, the VM2 will be made to measure your stall and has a computerized timing system that shuts off vibrations automatically, allowing for unsupervised treatment. The VM3 is the largest of our vibrating equine flooring systems, with standard widths from 12 or larger, to fit even the biggest stalls.
Contact Vitafloor for Equine Vibration Plate Pricing and Information
Call us at 831-319-2704 for more information and help finding the right equine vibration plate for sale, along with our other horse therapy equipment, including saddle pads, tendon boots, and more.