Can Cancer Patients Use Power Plate?

Yes, cancer patients can use Power Plate to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Let’s learn how Power Plate is beneficial for cancer patients.

Power Plate and Oncology: How Power Plate Can Help Cancer Patients?

Cancer patients usually suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy refers to the conditions that develop when nerves of the peripheral nervous system get damaged. Our peripheral nervous system consists of the network of nerves outside our brain and spinal cord. These nerves carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord and to the rest of the body.

Hence, when these nerves get damaged or affected, patients experience numbness, tingling (pins and needles), and weakness in the affected area. Besides, many neuropathic patients also experience sharp, lightening-like pain or burning, throbbing, or stabbing pain.

In patients with cancer, peripheral neuropathy is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents that cause severe sensory and motor deficits. Hence, cancer patients suffer from a wide range of issues such as:

  • Pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of balance control
  • Reduced or lack of reflexes
  • Increased risk of falling
  • Altered sensation
  • Bone loss
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Fatigue and more

These side effects are associated with significant disability and poor recovery and, dramatically, reduce a patient’s autonomy and quality of life. What’s more, these symptoms also impact the clinical outcome and chances of survival.

To date, there is no way to prevent peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, some studies have revealed that cancer patients suffering from the side effects of cancer treatments can profit from Whole Body Vibration Therapy.

What Is Whole Body Vibration Therapy? What Does It Involve?

Whole Body Vibration Therapy is the therapeutic method that exposes your body to various levels of vibrations. The medical grade Power Plate devices utilize a unique way to activate the muscles up to 98 percent at once. This device sends rapid harmonic vibrations in a safe way that helps destabilize the body. This destabilization forces reflexive, subconscious neuromuscular action in muscular and connective tissues which, in turn, restores the balance and stability of your body.

The Power Plate moves in multiple directions: left and right, front and back, and up and down at the same time. The continuous vibration activates your muscle reflexes. When you undergo Whole Body Vibration Therapy, your muscles contract roughly up to 50 times per second. On the other hand, exercises done on the floor result in only one to two muscle contractions per second.

According to experts, the Whole Body Vibration Therapy with Power Plate is highly feasible and safe for neuropathic cancer patients as this therapy greatly helps in attenuating motor and sensory deficits.

"Hear what Lisa has to say! "

With only 36% chance, Lisa survived her Cancer. She believes Power Plate was instrumental in preventing the side effect of the chemo treatment.

Benefits of Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Therapy offers a wide range of health benefits that improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Some of the most important benefits of Power Plate vibration therapy are:

  • Increases bone density
  • Enhances mental health
  • Improves balance
  • Improves urinary function
  • Improves skin function
  • Reduces cognitive impairment
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves cardiorespiratory function
  • Heals vascular tissues
  • Strengthens joints
  • Relieves pain
  • Results in less fatigue
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Improves muscle atrophy and weakness
  • Increases bone mass
  • Boosts immune function and stimulates lymphatic system
  • Reduces insomnia and anxiety
  • Slows down/delays cognitive decline, and more

At Power Plate Centers, we offer tailored Whole Body Vibration Therapy for individuals who need supportive care in oncology to alleviate neuropathy symptoms, reduce depression and anxiety (common among cancer patients) to improve quality of life.

Ultimately, the medical-graded Power Plate is the safe and convenient way to provide more power to cancer patients!