The vibration plate offers passive yet highly effective therapy that strengthens your muscles, boosts circulation, and improves balance without causing stress on your joints, tendons, or ligaments. Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP, at Tier Wellness Center, proudly offers cutting-edge whole-body vibration therapy using a vibration plate. To see how the vibration plate works or to schedule your own session, use the online booking feature or call the office in Long Beach, California.
A vibration plate is a medical device that delivers whole-body vibration therapy. The plate sits on the ground, you stand on it, then it’s turned on to produce ultra-fast vibrations.
The platform vibrates at different frequencies, which make your muscles rapidly contract, relax, and contract again. The vibrations also travel throughout your body, affecting your lymphatic and nervous systems.
This is a passive exercise — you simply stand on the vibration plate — yet it produces significant health benefits with little stress on your body.
One vibration plate session is about 15-20 minutes. Depending on your needs, you can use it once after every spinal adjustment or several times a week to support recovery, training, and weight loss.
During your visit, Dr. Sandahl performs a thorough physical exam and talks with you about your goals before recommending a whole-body vibration regimen.
The vibration plate can:
Whole-body vibration therapy offers an advantage over conventional sports training. It increases muscle performance and strength, including fast-twitch muscle performance, producing gains that are similar to traditional training but in less time. It also doesn’t place stress on your joints, ligaments, and tendons.
In addition to causing body-wide repetitive muscle contractions, the vibrating plate also stimulates tendon reflexes in your joints, which helps improve balance and coordination.
The muscle movement it produces gently stretches your joints, increasing blood flow that delivers nutrients and carries away toxins. Since the vibrations also stimulate lymphatic drainage processes, wastes are removed from your body at a faster rate.
Dr. Sandahl often uses the vibration plate right after spinal adjustments, traction, or massage to enhance and stabilize the results of your treatment.
Vibration plates are safe for adults of all ages, including retired patients. In fact, the vibration plate is excellent therapy for older patients with limited mobility. As long as they can stand on the plate, their bone density, muscle strength, and balance can improve with treatment.
To learn about whole-body vibration and whether it’s a good option for you, call Tier Wellness Center or book an appointment online.