This is the type of stretching where you take a muscle to its outer range, until you can feel a gentle stretch in the muscle belly, and hold it at that point. Stretches are usually held for 20 to 60 seconds and should be pain free.
PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and can take on several forms including hold-relax; contract relax; and rhythmic initiation. PNF started to become popular in the 1960's and has since become a common treatment for many physiotherapists and other sports injury professionals.
Ballistic stretching is the bouncing type of stretching where you take the muscle to near its limit and then bounce to stretch it further. For example reaching over to touch your toes and bouncing to increase the range. This type of stretching is rarely recommended due to possible injuries.
Neural stretching refers to stretching the structures of the nervous system. This is necessary in injuries where there is excess neural tension or restriction of movement of neural structures, commonly around the neck and shoulder girdle, or pelvis area. This kind of stretching should only be performed under the supersvision of a qualified doctor or therapist.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy techniques (MET's) are another form of active-assisted stretches,similar to PNF.
Health & Fitness
Just 15 Minutes a Day, 3x a Week
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) helps the whole body stay in shape. Becoming fitter, healthier and stronger. WBV massages, relaxes, strengthens and tones the body. Affects circulation, flexibility, range of motion and loss of cellulite.
VibePlate gives you the opportunity to exercise and gain without a strenuous workout. VibePlate helps strengthen muscles, enhance flexibility, increase range of motion, increase balance, reduces cellulite, less fat tissue and a toner
body. Some of the effects can be seen almost immediately.
VibePlate, the path to a healthier and fitter life
Get the Competitive Edge
The Journal of Sports Sciences says that lifting weights while on the vibration platform increases the effectiveness and results of strength training.
Athletes are always looking for better ways to get the competitive edge. That is why Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training is quickly sweeping through the sports industry at the high school, college and professional levels. VibePlate can help provide athletes with that competitive edge.
In WBV, mechanical vibrations are transmitted to the body through a vibration plate. As it stimulates fast twitch muscle fibers, there is dramatic increase to explosive strength, motor learning, muscular endurance and overall agility.
All this results in more strength, more speed, more stamina, rapid recovery of muscles and tissue, increased flexibility, mobility and coordination. At a rate up to 2x faster than conventional training.
Medical & Rehabilitation
Vibration Therapy Has Advantages Compared to Conventional Therapy
The medical benefits and advantages of vibration therapy as testified by medical professionals that use the VibePlate, are tremendous. Vibration therapy and exercise on the VibePlate is becoming an everyday part of their rehab and therapy programs. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is being accepted world wide by major medical, rehabilitation and therapeutic centers throughout the world, as well as our United States Military.
The VibePlate is one of the few vibration plates that give off vertical vibrations, which is preferred by medical professionals and fitness trainers alike. VibePlate allows people with conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, osteoporosis, scoliosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Spinal Stenosis, stroke victims, Parkinson's Disease, back pain, obesity and more, to benefit from vibration therapy, vibration exercise and vibration training on the plate within their personal limitations.
VibePlate also allows the patient to go through physical therapy, rehab exercise and massage rehab with less pain...drug free. WBV can also energize, increase range of motion, rebuild healthy muscle tissue, increase circulation, reduce tension and stress in a very short time.
Live A Longer and Healthier Life
Live a longer and healthier life. VibePlate wants to be a part of that. Loss of bone density, muscle mass, decreased flexibility and range of motion, gain of fat cells, poor circulation and wrinkling of the skin is all a part of the aging process. Inactivity is a major factor in all of this.
VibePlate provides the perfect tool that can help improve quality of life. VibePlate can help you become stronger and healthier without the need for a strenuous workout. Simply standing on the VibePlate increases flexibility and range of motion in a very short time. 10 minutes a day, 3 times a week on the VibePlate can help build strong muscle tissue, reduce strain on ligaments,tendons and joints, enhance blood circulation, tone your skin, help fight osteoporosis, increase range of motion and flexibility.
Doctors who have VibePlate tell us that they have elderly clients who tellthem the VibePlate energizes them for the whole day.