Seattle Power Plate Fitness Studio
Whole Body Vibration Technology
What is Power Plate and How is It Used in Chiropractic Therapy?
Power Plate is a piece of exercise and physical therapy equipment that sends waves of vibration between 25 and 50 Hz in intensity throughout the body. The vibration is low frequency and low amplitude, allowing short, safe mechanical stimulation of muscles. The device is used for specific sorts of therapies and training routines, often known as “vibration therapy”, “Whole Body Vibration” or “WBV”, “vibration training”, or Acceleration Training. Power Plate devices – which resemble something like a large doctor’s scale – have recently been approved as certified medical devices in the European Union. Worldwide, the devices are used in gyms, physical therapy routines, athletic training and recovery, and more recently in chiropractors’ clinics. Devices similar to Power Plate (and associated exercise techniques) were first utilized by Soviet cosmonauts in the mid-twentieth century in order to counteract accelerated bone and muscle degeneration caused by low gravity space missions.