LONDON, August 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Performance Health Systems, manufacturer and distributor of Power Plate®, has launched a strength and balance solution specifically developed with age-related needs in mind.
The Active Ageing Solution comprises a Power Plate my7™ adapted with software and programmes that elderly people can use at home, at their local gym, day centre or care home. The four programmes, activated via the touch screen embedded into the Power Plate head, are preloaded onto the Power Plate. They are designed to help older people enjoy independent living for longer by addressing risk factors brought on by sedentary ageing including: loss of muscular strength and balance, reduced mobility and range of motion, poor circulation, increased joint pain and the lack of confidence brought about by one or more of these health issues.
Power Plate can help with numerous wellness benefits applying to the older age group including:
Strength: improving muscle tone, posture and endurance for activities of daily living, balance and falls prevention
Pain alleviation: promoting faster recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, decreasing pain and improving joint function
Circulation: improving and increasing blood flow to strengthen the cardiovascular system
Flexibility: increasing range of motion, coordination, balance and stability
Pelvic floor support: stimulating subconscious pelvic floor activation to encourage continence
"The Power Plate Active Ageing Solution focuses on lower body strength, balance and proprioception as we know an improvement in these three areas can significantly modify and reduce the main risk factors for falls and fractures," says Chris Brown, Head of Corporate Wellness, Elderly Care & Medical, Performance Health Systems.
Meeting NICE Guidelines
Strength and balance training was recommended in guidelines published by NICE in March 2015 which outlined the rationale for the provision of strength and balance training programmes for older people living in the community who have a known history of recurrent falls. (Reference: Quality Standard 86 (QS 86) containing Quality Statement 5).
London pharmacist John Bell & Croyden is stocking the Power Plate my7™ with Active Ageing software for home use as part of its independent living and rehabilitation range.
More information is also available at http://powerplate.com .
SOURCE Performance Health Systems