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Differences of Galileo® Therapy to other therapy methods

Galileo Therapy is fundamentally different to most traditional therapy methods such as weight training because of its side-alternating and fast tilting movement.

Instead of voluntary muscle control, the muscle contractions during Galileo Therapy (above 12Hertz) can be triggered by stretch reflexes. The patient then has no direct influence on muscle activity itself and can manly control them by cahnging body posture, stiffness in the body, movement, frequency which are selected according to the therapy objective of the individual exercise.

Another important difference is the number of repetitions of the training cycles during Galileo Therapy. In an average therapy session of e.g. 3 minutes at 25 Hertz, 4500 muscle contractions occur - both in flexor and extensor muscles in a coordinated manner based on a physiological motion pattern. These repetitions can result in improvements in muscle coordination which cannot be achieved by most traditional training methods in a similar timeframe.

The tilting motion of the Galileo therapy system simulates human gait. By mimicking this natural movement pattern the musculo-skeletal system is simulated in a physiologically appropriate way.

Since the user has only little voluntary influence on the reflex contractions of muscles during Galileo , the natural control circuits of muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and nerves can be omrpoved independently.

A comprehensive literature list you can find here as well as in our Galileo Research fact Sheets.