So this week I broke down and bought a vibration plate for the office. It’s something I’ve been mulling over for a while, and I rather dismissed them as ‘hokey”. However, after doing neck stretches on them in a standing position, I was amazed at: 1. how tiring it was to stand on the plates, and 2. how much more effective the stretches were while on the vibration plates. I suspect it’s this way, as there is a small dynamic thrust after each lifting motion, and results in a far more active stretch of the soft tissue. I also love how the mere act of standing on a dynamic plate forces so much more input to the brain, as well.
I’m looking forward to hearing what patients’ responses are to the use of the plate, and see how much better they get!