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Is the Power Plate safe for Abductor Exercise ?

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A course of exercises for the abductors has been given by the physio recommended by the sports doctor. Including use of the power plate.
I would like to know if the use of the power plate is safe. I may not run or play tennis and yet the power plate may be used?
No one I have asked seems to have a definitive answer.
Be pleased to hear your response.
Thank you:-)

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replied June 26th, 2007
Orthopedics: Hip, Knee, & Shoulder Injuries Answer A2956
I have researched and found the following information about Power Plate®: "Power Plate® equipment is a vibration device that uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week. Acceleration Training™ on Power Plate® equipment offers a host of benefits, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
Contraindications for training with Power Plate® machines are the following:
• Pregnancy
• DVT / Thrombosis
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Recent wounds from an operation or surgical intervention
• Synthetic/artificial joints
• Acute hernia / discopathy / spondylolysis
• Severe diabetes
• Epilepsy
• Acute diseases / inflammation processes
• Severe migraines
• Pacemakers
• Carrying recently fitted IUDs, coils, metal pins, bolts or plates
• Tumors
• Retinal problems/dysfunction"

If you are experiencing some of the conditions mentioned above, you should be careful using Power Plate. Given your age (early 60's) there is a possibility that you might experience some of these conditions. You've already mentioned that you've been diagnosed with arthrosis and spondylosis. Spondylosis is, in fact, arthrosis of the spine. You can consult a physiotherapist for an expert opinion and further advice about this piece of equipment.

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