Therapies

Vibra-Plate

The Vibra-Plate machine is a plate with bars that one holds onto and it actually vibrates.

Please note that this service has to be ordered by one of our practitioners and cannot be booked by a patient without a consultation.

What Is It?

The machine is a plate with bars that one holds onto and it actually vibrates. As most of us know, gravity pulls us down. The vibra-plate provides a counter effect to this process.

With the counter wave that is produced by the vibra-plate, it is providing the same effect as gravity but from the other side. Our body is caught in the middle of these waves and the effects are beneficial it is, in fact, as effective as regular exercise.

What Are The Benefits?

Studies have shown that only 12 minutes on the plate can equal 1.5 hours of working out with weights.

In addition, benefits are:

  • increased muscle strength
  • increase of certain hormones in the body
  • increase in fat loss (one study showed 54% more visceral fat loss when compared to traditional aerobics and strength training)
  • improves neurological issues
  • improves flexibility
  • improves age related muscle wasting
  • reduces pain
  • reduces cellulite
  • increases lymphatic movement
  • decreases risk of osteoporosis

Another advantage, is for elderly, who have a difficult time getting around, it will provide benefits as well as cardiovascular benefits, increased blood flow through stiffening veins and will support lowering of blood pressure.

Dr. Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.