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Improving bone and muscle mass in children

Maximising peak bone mass 

The Marodyne LiV device is a Low-intensity Vibration platform certified to naturally enhance bone and muscle development, with no known side effects or contraindications.

All in just 10 minutes a day.

 

Cerebral Palsy

A study of children with cerebral palsy compared the results of six months of Low-intensity Vibration therapy to standing.

The researchers recorded increased cortical bone strength in the Low-intensity Vibration group.

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Wren TLA, Lee DC, Hara R, Rethlefsen SA, Kay, RM, Dorey FJ, Gilsanz V; Effect of High-frequency, Low-magnitude Vibration on Bone and Muscle in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (2010): Read more

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

“All enrolled patients completed the 14-month study, and all subjects tolerated the treatment well and declared they had been happy to use the LIV platforms. Neither subjects nor parents reported any discomfort, inconvenience, or adverse effects.” (Bianchi et al., 2022 – This article is a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed)

In another 12 month placebo-controlled study of ambulant boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers observed significant improvements to bone density. (Spine: +10.8%, Total Body: +10.7% and Femoral Neck: +14.5%) – (Bianchi et al., 2013)

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 ML BianchiS VaiG BaranelloF BroggiS JudexTN Hangartner, CT Rubin; Low Intensity Vibration Protects the Weight Bearing Skeleton and Suppresses Fracture Incidence in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. medRxiv (2022): Read more [This article is a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed]

Idiopathic Scoliosis

A study into girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis found using Low-intensity Vibration therapy for 12 months resulted in a significant increase to bone mineral density in the femoral neck and lumbar spine.

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Lam TP, Ng BKW, Cheung LWH, Lee KM, Qin L, Cheng JCY; Effect of whole body vibration (WBV) therapy on bone density and bone quality in osteopenic girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomized, controlled trial. Osteoporosis International (2013): Read more

Childhood cancer

A study of childhood cancer survivors five years from diagnosis, found 12 months of Low-intensity Vibration therapy significantly increased whole body bone mineral density and tibial trabecular bone compared to a placebo device.

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Ness K, Mogil R, Scobey K, Karlage R, Kaste S; The effects of low magnitude high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMS) on bone density in childhood cancer survivors (CCS). Oral Paper APTA CSM (2015): Read more

Impaired Mobility

In one 6 month placebo-controlled study, Low-intensity Vibration therapy was used with children with disabling conditions that impaired their ability to walk.

The group using a Low-intensity Vibration device displayed an 18% benefit to proximal tibial trabecular bone quality compared to the placebo control group.

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Ward K, Alsop C, Caulton J, Rubin C, Adams J, Mughal Z; Low Magnitude Mechanical Loading Is Osteogenic in Children With Disabling Conditions. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2004): Read more

The Marodyne LiV device

Certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) as a class IIa medical device

The Marodyne LiV is a natural and gentle way to improve the bone and muscle health of children and young adults. Using gentle, targeted vibrations, the Marodyne LiV device stimulates the body’s stem cells to encourage bone and muscle growth.

The device has no known side effects or contraindications and can be used at home. Each session only takes 10 minutes a day.

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Low-intensity Vibration therapy

General

Ward K, Alsop C, Caulton J, Rubin C, Adams J, Mughal Z; Low Magnitude Mechanical Loading Is Osteogenic in Children With Disabling Conditions. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2004): Read more

 

Matute-Llorente A, González-Aguero A, Gómez-Cabello A, Vicente-Rodríguez G, Casajús Mallén JA; Effect of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy on Health-Related Physical Fitness in Children and Adolescents With Disabilities: A Systematic Review. Journal of Adolescent Health (2014): Read more

Cerebral palsy 

Wren TLA, Lee DC, Hara R, Rethlefsen SA, Kay, RM, Dorey FJ, Gilsanz V; Effect of High-frequency, Low-magnitude Vibration on Bone and Muscle in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (2010): Read more

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

 ML BianchiS VaiG BaranelloF BroggiS JudexTN Hangartner, CT Rubin; Low Intensity Vibration Protects the Weight Bearing Skeleton and Suppresses Fracture Incidence in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Read more [This article is a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed]

 

Childhood cancer 

Ness K, Mogil R, Scobey K, Karlage R, Kaste S; The effects of low magnitude high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMS) on bone density in childhood cancer survivors (CCS). Oral Paper APTA CSM (2015): Read more

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lam TP, Ng BKW, Cheung LWH, Lee KM, Qin L, Cheng JCY; Effect of whole body vibration (WBV) therapy on bone density and bone quality in osteopenic girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomized, controlled trial. Osteoporosis International (2013): Read more

 

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