The fella in the middle of this picture is my Dad. He turned 85 yesterday. Without Power Plate, he wouldn’t live mobile and pain free.
I know this because over the past 6-7 years his knees have been problematic. Although he was diagnosed with arthritis many years ago, my skills with myofascial movement therapy have kept him mobile and generally pain free until about two years ago. The magic of movement had been increasingly less effective and there was talk of surgery.
Power Plate’s positive impact
On my last trip to the UK in September, I arranged for the loan of a Personal Power Plate for the month I was visiting. I gave my Dad 5 one minute exercises to perform on it, 3 times a day. They were myofascial mobility movements for his feet and hips, which I identified were glued and creating pressure through his knees. The moves alone hadn’t been enough, but adding Power Plate vibration changed the game.
Within 1 week he was noticing more comfort. Two weeks in, a 50% reduction in discomfort, and some days where he was unaware of his knees at all. 6 months on, speaking with him yesterday on his 85th birthday, he said he’s “getting around fine” and still uses his Power Plate every day.
I stress again, the absolute magic of myofascial mobility which helps so many of my clients find new joy in movement, was no longer enough. The addition of vibration was the little extra that was needed for tissue change. I’m always in awe of what Power Plate brings to my clients and now, my precious family. My Dad can walk the dog, go shopping, mow his grass and watch football, pain free.
Not much to ask is it? Many don’t have this at 85. Dad does.
– by John Polley –