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Power Plate Training Instead of Exercise? Figuring Out Who Benefits Most

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willschiroteam @ 5:59 pm
young woman exercising on a power plate

You know you should exercise regularly to lead a healthy lifestyle, but since your knee injury, it’s been difficult to last very long before the pain brings your workout to a screeching halt. How can you be active when traditional exercise is painful or too physically challenging?

While visiting your chiropractor, you learn about Power Plate training, a cutting-edge technology they offer. But what exactly is this training? How will it help you in this situation? Could it replace exercise completely for everyone? Get answers to these basic questions in the content below.

What Is Power Plate Training?

A Power Plate is a platform where the patient just stands or performs simple exercises. The vibrations are gentle enough that their body’s natural reflexive response is activated without putting the patient’s balance at risk. This type of training results in a response that engages muscle groups that stabilize the body and burn calories as well as in promoting stronger bone density.

Benefits of Power Plate Training

When a person has been injured or experiences pain when they try to exercise, a Power Plate is a perfectly viable and gentle way to both rehabilitate the injury and build up strength. In fact, many who have used Power Plate training regularly have lost noticeable weight!

Like exercise, Power Plate training has shown to help obese or extremely overweight patients, who may struggle getting started with more rigorous exercise, get the weight loss process started. The vibrations from the plate reactivate muscles and burn calories without high exertion or the risk of injury.

Who Can Benefit Most from Power Plate Training?

So far in studies, researchers have focused on the rehabilitation advantages of Power Plate training, not general use in place of traditional exercise. As a result, no one can definitively say yet whether Power Plate training could replace walking, jogging, or other activities for those who are able to do normal exercise.

Because of this unexplored area of research, it’s generally recommended to maintain a healthy, active routine—if you are physically capable of doing so. However, what is clear from studies and trials is that those who struggle with these normal methods of exercising because of pain or excessive weight can greatly benefit from this milder training.

If you face pain or difficulty while exercising, taking advantage of a Power Plate training can help you reap the benefits of working out without reinjuring or hurting yourself further. Contact your chiropractor to learn more about how to utilize this technology to stay healthy!

About the Author

Dr. Chad Wills has been practicing chiropractic care in Naples for more than 20 years. As an active person, he encourages his patients to be active as well, and he uses Power Plate training for patients who have pain or who have a long weight loss journey ahead of them. If you have questions about Power Plate training, of if you would like to schedule an appointment with him, contact Wills Chiropractic online or call 239-331-6060.

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