There’s a lot of hype around using power plates for all sorts of conditions these days. While these devices have been around for a long time, a renewed interest in their beneficial effects has spurred a flurry of posts and informal studies into their use. So far, all evidence suggests that power plates are effective tools, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, for relieving a variety of musculoskeletal symptoms.
Power plates cause your muscles to contract and release in the same way they do during exercise, but at a much faster pace. This achieves a muscle and soft tissue workout that would be incredibly difficult to simulate with traditional exercise.
Research into the benefits of power plate therapy is still in its infancy. More funding and studies are needed to explore how power plate therapy could improve a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
However, athletes have long used power plates to boost stamina, increase endurance, relieve pain, and improve their performance. While some improvements are shown immediately, long-term benefits can be dramatic.
Here at Florida Injury & Wellness Center in Wesley Chapel, we incorporate power plate therapy for our patients who are already eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly to their best ability, and actively participating in traditional physical therapy exercises. Our patients have reported many health-promoting benefits, including:
- Pain relief
- Improved muscle tone
- Increased bone density
- Improved blood circulation
- Fat loss
- Cellulite reduction
- Decreased stress levels
- Increased flexibility
- Quicker workout recovery
If you live in the Tampa Bay area and are dealing with any condition that could be improved by the benefits listed above, consider adding power plate treatments to your current physical therapy plan. To get started, call (813) 973-4747 or contact us online today. Our team of physical therapy experts can develop a treatment plan that incorporates both traditional and innovative therapies to get you back to optimum performance quickly and safely.