Power Plate® Acceleration training stimulates fast-twitch muscle fibers, and athletes who use Power Plate® machines over time experience a dramatic increase in explosive strength,
motor learning, muscular endurance, and overall agility. Need to light a fire? In just minutes, range of motion and stability can increase, providing a perfect warm-up. Many professional athletes use the Power Plate® prior to events and performances to get a quick start without the risk of injuring "cold" muscles. Long-term use has shown a 16% increase in vertical jump in as little as six months of training. Not an athlete? No problem. We still need strength and endurance to do nearly all of our activities of daily living, and the Power Plate® can help you do what you need to do with more strength, making your day-to-day life significantly easier. The Power Plate® is a rehabilitation phenomenon supported by thorough and extensive research. It leads the industry in three-dimensional Advanced Vibration Technology, so patients can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible care and will feel the difference our programs provide. Moreover, the Power Plate® can be used by virtually anyone including the elderly and disabled. The Power Plate® uses the principles of Acceleration Training to stimulate the body's natural response to vibration, while transmitting waves of energy at safe levels throughout the body activating muscle contractions and reflexes between 25 and 50 times per second. The whole body vibration of the Power Plate® dampens pain and increases circulation at a tremendous rate to accelerate the effectiveness of the physical rehabilitation performed at Benchmark Medical Group. Unlike traditional physical therapy programs, which do not fare well for pain reduction, our Power Plate® rehabilitation significantly reduces pain. Structure dictates function, and strengthening postural muscles is crucial to stabilize the body and preventing injury or re-injury to damaged tissue.
Once we determine that you are a candidate for the Power Plate® rehabilitation, we design a program just for you. Single joint rehabilitation, multi-joint rehabilitation, core strengthening, endurance & strength programs, pre-surgical therapy and post-surgical rehabilitation, and bone mass improvement are just an example of some of the programs that are created for our Power Plate® rehabilitation patients. The benefits include immediate improvement in blood circulation and measurable outcomes such as increased muscle strength, flexibility, reduced pain, and increase in human growth hormone which results in faster injury and surgery recovery. It also allows people with conditions such as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and arthritis to exercise while working within their physical limitations. The results are incredible!
Examples of the Advantages of Vibration Training
- Shorter training time for visible results
- Increased core strength and muscle definition
- Intense stimulation and increase in metabolic rate
- Improved flexibility in an amazingly short amount of time
- Increased blood circulation and improved skin tone
- Decreased Cortisol level (stress hormones)
- Increased bone mineral density, reversing the deleterious effects of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
- Increased levels of key hormones - Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, IGF-I and Serotonin Increased balance and coordination
- Aids the reduction of pain
For more information on the Power Plate visit the Power Plate website, and for additional information on how this amazing technology has helped our patients please see our testimonials page.
*Results may vary person to person
Acceleration Training™ with Power Plate machines creates a controlled instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. These contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate machines actually oscillate in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, strength, and power. The principle by which Power Plate machines work lies in the law of motion, stated by Sir Isaac Newton: that the force of an object is equal to its mass multiplied by acceleration, or f = m x a. What this means is that one can improve functional force (stability, strength, and power) by either applying more mass or more acceleration to the body. Many
forms of training and conditioning use mass - as seen in methods with weight machines, free weights, etc.; however, Power Plate machines, instead, use the second half of this equation, by applying acceleration to the body, while keeping mass, i.e. your body weight, the same. This is a real breakthrough in training and conditioning as we can now optimally "load" the human frame while minimizing high impact, high load, and high stress factors. Gravity is the force that adds load to the human body every second of every day for every movement we perform, and through Acceleration Training™ exercise, Power Plate machines make the body feel as though it "weighs" more every time acceleration forces increase. The result of this process is that you work against a far greater influence or "load" of gravity in every movement you perform, which is the essence of all strength and conditioning programs. Power Plate machines simply use a different part of the same equation to achieve this! In fact, the amazing outcomes seen with Acceleration Training™ exercise respect the same biological and physiological laws of the body as witnessed in other forms of training. The difference is merely the nature of the stimulus applied (i.e. acceleration), and not the human response.
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*Results may vary person to person