Power Plate Training and the Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Scientists from two of Japan’s leading medical institutes have published exciting new research concluding that Whole Body Vibration (WBV), delivered by Power Plate, increased cerebral blood flow and enhanced cognitive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment, a pre-clinical stage of dementia.

Using advance brain imaging technologies, these researchers discovered increased regional cerebral blood flow ratio (rCBF) in the parietal and occipital lobes.

Due to the lack of effective drug therapies for Alzheimer disease, "preclinical and non-medical interventions are essential for preventing and treating cognitive decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment". This suggests that Power Plate can be a critical tool in mitigating the progression of cognitive decline.

The conclusions of this research further support and strengthen other high quality clinical research studies on WBV.