Power Plate® Therapy
Alameda, Oakland and East Bay San Francisco
Available at the Alameda + Oakland Location
Symmetry Health Center, located in Oakland and Alameda CA, now offer cutting edge Power Plate® therapy programs, making our facility one of the only healthcare centers in the United States utilizing this powerful rehabilitation tool.
The Power Plate® is a vibration platform that creates an accelerated therapy experience, by increasing circulation and Human Growth Hormone and decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. In addition, the Power Plate® has the ability to increase flexibility and decrease pain, by creating a relaxation response in the musculature.
Originating with the cosmonauts, the Power Plate® was designed to help counteract the effects of gravity on the skeleton, a side effect of space travel. The technology later became available in the fitness and healthcare world due to the powerful ability of the plate to increase bone density.
Power Plate® in the News
Below are titles of published Power Plate® research that can be found in complete text form at http://www.powerplate.com/us/benefits/research
Power Plate® Training Enhances Recovery After ACL Reconstruction Magazine for Sports Medicine J.D. Bastian, W. Franz, Lutrina Klinik, Department of Knee Surgery, Kaiserslautern, Germany German
Power Plate® Training Improves Walking Function in Spinal Cord Injury Patients Gait & Posture (2009) Lanitia L. Ness, and Edelle C. Field-Fote University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Power Plate® Training Builds Bone Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (Vol. 19 (3), 2004) Sabine Verschueren, Machteld Roelants, Christophe Delecluse, Stephan Swinnen, Dirk Vanderschueren & Steven Boonen, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.
Power Plate® Training Increases Strength and Muscle Mass in Older Men Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2007, Vol. 62A, No. 6, p. 630-635. An Bogaerts, Christophe Delecluse, Albreactch L. Claessens, Walter Coudyzer, Steven Boonen and Sabine M. P. Verschueren.
Power Plate® Training Proves Effective for the ElderlyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society (June 2004). Machteld Roelants, Sabine Verscheuren and Christophe Delecluse, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Belgium.
The Effects of Power Plate® Training on Fall Prevention in the ElderlyGait and Posture (no. 26, PP 309-316, 2007). An Bogaerts, Sabine Verschueren, Christophe Delecluse, Albrecht L. Claessens, Steven Boonen. Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Belgium.
Power Plate® Training Useful After Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionThe British Journal of Sports and Medicine, online, 8. Jan. 2008. Azar Moezy, Gholamreza Olyaie, Mohammadreza Hadian, Mohammad Razi and Soghrat Faghihzadeh, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.