Vibration Plate Therapy: An Integral Part of the Lipo-Laser Treatment Protocol at Community Health & Wellness Center

Vibration Plate Therapy

Vibration Plate Therapy was originally designed to treat bone and lean muscle mass loss in Russian cosmonauts who had spent considerable time in a weightless environment. In addition, it was used to enhance power and strength and accelerate recovery in Russian Olympic athletes. Eventually, the technology was introduced to Europe in the early 1990's, where further research was done to validate its effects. Due to its many benefits, the technology has quickly gained acceptance and is now utilized by universities, professional sports teams, and health professionals in the rehabilitation and medical fields.

Vibration Plate Therapy exercise is able to provide an effective and efficient exercise without the issues associated with traditional exercise training, such as joint, ligament and tendon stress, lengthy repetitions and time commitments. Research has shown similar strength gains to conventional resistance training at a fraction of the time. Fifteen minutes of Vibration Plate exercise is believed to produces similar results to one hour of conventional training exercises.

The science behind Vibration Therapy exercise follows several different principles:

  • The Stretch Reflex: The movement of the vibration plate stimulates the body's natural stretch reflex. With the Vibration Plate Therapy, these strong muscle contractions can be repeated at a rapid rate. At a frequency of 20 to 50 times a second, the plate can produce up to 3000 contractions in one minute.

  • Large Muscle Recruitment: Due to its involuntary effect on muscle contraction, many muscle fibers are recruited. This benefits the rehabilitation patient as it adds to stability and strength to muscles around joints.

  • Increased Blood Circulation: The gentle rapid contractions of up to 3000 times per minute allow the muscle to work as a pump in introducing blood to even the smallest blood vessels. This leads to the ability of the body to carry off waste products much faster, leading to increased peripheral circulation and faster healing.

Health Benefits of Vibration Plate Therapy

  • Tone your body without vigorous exercise

  • Work your core muscles

  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduce cellulite

  • Increase your strength

  • Improve your posture

  • Help to maintain bone density

  • Promote recovery following an injury

  • Can help with weight loss

  • Can help reduce stress

  • Increases circulation

  • Increases endurance