Whole-body vibration was first used for space exploration to combat muscle and bone loss caused by extended stays in zero gravity. Power Plate has continued developing the technology.
From space programs to elite athletes, wheelchair-bound people regaining the ability to walk, to the average exerciser; Power Plate offers safe and inclusive programming for both active and aging populations.
Power Plate’s vibrating platform works both the primary muscles along with the stabilizers resulting in improvements in strength, balance, flexibility, postural control. circulation and coordination. In addition, the harmonic vibration contributes to positive hormonal responses.
The Power Plate moves subtly backwards, forwards, and side-to-side. This three-dimensional “tri-planar” movement is key to enhanced proprioceptive stimulus. Our bodies are designed to move and respond this way, and so Power Plate creates an “authentic” environment to stimulate the body’s natural responses.