The Power Plate is a new addition to our practice, and it has some amazing benefits. This machine gives you a workout while you are standing still, and it is suitable for the treatment of fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. In addition to the benefits of gaining balance, flexibility, and increased bone strength, Power Plate therapy improves muscle strength and mobility in a majority of patients needing physical therapy.
How Power Plate Therapy Works
The Power Plate uses vibrations to work the muscles and joints of your body as though you were exercising. Yet to use this machine, you only have to stand still. Your physical therapist may ask you to stand in certain positions, such as on one foot or with knees bent, to work specific areas of the body. This is a great alternative to traditional exercise for people who have conditions that limit their ability to do cardio or weightlifting.
Benefits of Power Plate Therapy
Power Plate therapy obviously improves muscle strength through vibrations. But how does it improve mobility? The answer lies in how the musculoskeletal system works. When your muscles are stronger, they can better support the joints and weaker parts of your body. This can help you move more easily, even if you have advanced arthritis. You will also feel less pain with movement.
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease are treated with Power Plate therapy because the strengthened muscles help lessen the amount of tremors or shaking that occurs as a result of these diseases.
If you have found that other physical therapy programs have seemed impossible or painful to implement, Power Plate therapy may be what you need to improve. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.