We discover more about the medically-approved, drug-free treatment for osteoporosis backed by well-known fitness experts and industry professionals.

Now available to UK care homes, Marodyne is a non-invasive, drug-free solution for osteoporosis and fall- prevention which uses low-intensity vibration (LIV) to help redevelop bone and muscle tissue, restore postural control and improve balance and mobility. All it takes is 10 minutes a day standing on the device – with support if needed.

Approved for therapeutic use, Marodyne delivers safe, gentle and consistent vertical vibrations to help restore motion to joints, redevelop muscles, facilitate bone healing, increase bone mineral density, and prevent and help reverse the complications of osteoporosis and ease osteoarthritis.

Fitness expert and journalist Diana Moran, aka The Green Goddess, is using Marodyne to boost her bone health following her recent osteopenia diagnosis and recommends it.

Diana, who likes the fact that Marodyne offers a non-drug, non-invasive treatment option, commented: “The low intensity vibration is very gentle, like the purring of my cat.

“I love the way it stimulates the body’s cells in a wholly natural way. Even better, it does more than just help build bone: it also helps improve muscle strength, reduce knee, hip and back pain and helps improve your balance, reducing your risk of falling.”

LIV EXPLAINED Marodyne is the only low-intensity vibration solution for patients that is backed by decades of preclinical and clinical trials, supported by a leading Scientific Advisory Board and considered safe by OSHA and ISO Standards. It is certified as a class 2a medical device under the Medical Device Directive 93/42/ EEC Annex II and is the only LIV or WBV (Whole Body Vibration) medical device in the world to meet the standards set in ISO 2631 for mechanical vibration and also has no contra-indications or side effects. Low Intensity Vibration

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Four key areas where LIV can help care home residents:

Osteoporosis - By maintaining and increasing bone mineral density, speeding up bone healing, and increasing the quality of fracture repair.

Osteoarthritis - By improving metabolism, boosting blood flow and helping ensure the nutrients necessary for cartilage formation are pumped efficiently into the joint cavity.

Falls Prevention - By stimulating and restoring the dynamic action of muscle fibres in the legs which help to give better balance, postural reflexes and co-ordination while improving muscle strength and stimulating new muscle growth.

Active Ageing – By stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow and boosting muscle activity to maintain leg strength. This, in turn, enables older people to maintain mobility, flexibility and retain their independence.

provides a precise, low acceleration, low level vibration (0.4g) which is transmitted at a high frequency (30Hz). This vibration mimics the small high frequency contractions exerted by muscles onto the bone and is suitable for the elderly and frail. These small forces have a direct effect upon the growth, health and renewal of musculoskeletal tissues involving networks of cells that are sensitive to chemical, biological and mechanical signals.

MADE FOR EVERYONE The beauty of Marodyne for care homes is that everyone can use it. There is no pre-programming or setting up required: when each person steps onto the Marodyne platform, its ‘smart’ technology automatically adjusts to their weight, mass, movement and balance to deliver even and optimal cycles at 30 contractions per second. Anyone who needs support can hold onto a chair or walking frame. The 10 minutes can be done as two lots of five minutes or even five sets of two minutes – so long as 10 minutes are completed in a day. It really is that accessible.

REALISING THE POTENTIAL Sheila Scott OBE, former care home owner who also recently retired from her role of National Care Association CEO, has previewed the device.

Sheila said: “I’m very conscious of the need for care solutions within the care home setting and immediately saw the potential of low intensity vibration therapy for the elderly and infirm.

“Older people who are physically inactive and unable to exercise will benefit from the boost in circulation and cell stimulation provided by this low intensity vibration training. It’s easy to use and no special training of staff is needed. If I were managing a care home today I’d be very keen to offer the Marodyne LIV treatment.”

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