Acceleration training on a Power Plate® stimulates fast-twitch muscle fibers. 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 warm-up 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? That's no problem we still need strength and endurance to do nearly all of our activities of daily living, the Power Plate® can help you do what you need to do with more, strength, and make your life easier.
The Power Plate® is...a rehabilitation phenomena supported by extensive research, and leads the industry in three-dimensional Advanced Vibration Technology. Patients can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible care and will feel the difference our programs provide. And, 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 for preventing injuries 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 some of the programs that are created for our Power Plate® rehabilitation patients.
Benefits include...immediate improvement in blood circulation and measurable outcomes such as increased muscle strength, flexibility, reduced pain and increase in human growth hormone resulting 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!
- 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
*Results may vary person to person
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. Through Acceleration Training™ exercise, Power Plate machines make the body feel as though it "weighs" more every time acceleration forces increase.
The result is that you work against a far greater influence or "load" of gravity in every movement you perform. This is the essence of all strength and conditioning programs and 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.
*Results may vary person to person