Designed with rehabilitation in mind, the TheraPlate is ideal for patients recovering from injury or on prescribed rest.
The patient simply stands, sits, or lies on the platform, while the dynamic 360˚ motion stimulates the muscles to rhythmically contract and release, relaxing the tissues while enhancing muscle tone and increasing circulation. This increase in circulation is the key to the healing capability of the TheraPlate, and has a multitude of benefits, ranging from improved healing rates of many soft-tissue injuries, to enhanced coordination, to increasing bone density.
The free floating platform moves in a clock wise motion. This centrifugal or circular motion creates a G-force that travels up the bones and out to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. The harmonious waves produced result in activation of stretch receptors in the muscles, which in turn stimulate involuntary muscle contractions. The rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles basically works as a pump on the blood and lymphatic vessels, increasing the speed of the blood flow through the body. The motion also promotes remodeling of bone tissue, activating bone building cells and suppressing activity of cells that break bone down. This can increase bone mineral density when used over time.
Most of the other available products are focused on physical fitness, not physical rehabilitation. These are classified as Whole Body Vibration Therapy platforms, and as such they move in various planes, creating much more impact on joints and surrounding connective tissues.
The TheraPlate’s unique Vortex Wave design offers a zero-impact experience, unlike conventional forms of whole body vibration therapy. The platform is driven clockwise in a continuous planar orbital motion. These rapid, miniscule motions travel through the entire body, while producing no vertical compression or rocking, so there is virtually no risk of further injury or aggravating existing conditions. We are also able to vary the intensity of this motion to address a variety of different individual needs, which allows us to customize the TheraPlate treatment for your pet.