Galileo is a therapy device which allows for a very efficient muscle training by emitting high-frequency vibrations.
Many studies published in recent years have demonstrated that exercising with Galileo increases the strength of children with disabilities, thus enabling even children with few possibilities for movement to develop muscular strength - a claim that has been corroborated by our experiences in our therapeutic work.
Galileo’s movements are based on the natural human gait motion sequence. The high frequency, side alternating rocking movements of the training platform results in a tilting movement of the pelvis which causes the body to react with rhythmic muscle contraction in the left and rights sides of the body.
From a frequency of about 12 hertz onwards these muscle contractions are not a conscious process but, rather, are a reflex. This stretch reflex activates the muscles in the legs, the stomach and the back right up into the trunk. This helps to strengthen muscles children often find hard to use consciously quickly and efficiently. The Galileo also has indirect benefits for hip posture and bone structure.
The Galileo training is a supplemental treatment that is not covered by health insurances. The costs of Galileo treatments have to be covered by the patient.