Vibration training is a relatively new treatment option used for potential benefits to muscle and/or bone health. However, none of the current evidence supports its efficacy in improving bone health.


There is level 4 evidence (from 2 pre-post studies: Wuermser et al. 2015; Dudley-Javoroski et al. 2016) that standing on a low-magnitude vibration plate did not improve BMD or microstructure at the proximal femur or distal tibia and did not significantly change bone turnover biomarkers.

There is level 4 evidence (from 1 pre-post study: Melchiorri et al. 2007) that vibration training did not improve or maintain BMC in the arms.