Types of Treatment
AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill
Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, weight loss candidate, young competitor, or patient.
Chosen by sports medicine experts, top athletes and trainers as the best low-impact running or walking training tool, the AlterG is a new way to improve your fitness, lose weight and train smarter. Whatever your wellness or fitness goals are, the AlterG can help you achieve them!
Who is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill For?
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can be used by anyone looking to improve mobility, strength, or fitness. The treadmill can help patients rehab lower extremity injuries, control weight, maintain cardiovascular condition, retrain gait without awkward compensations from pain or injury, and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Thus, everyone from athletes to orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patients to those looking to lose weight are great candidates for time on the AlterG. Whatever your wellness or fitness goals are, the AlterG can help you achieve them!
Research supports the use of body assisted support systems like the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for a wide variety of rehabilitation and training purposes, as they can both restore normal walking and running mechanics and support healing tissue. Overall, use of the AlterG as part of your treatment at Physical Therapy Central can help optimize rehabilitation and improve recovery times. It has also been widely adopted by professional athletes as a training and conditioning tool, because it reduces the risk of impact-related injuries during exercise.
In addition, your physical therapist might use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to:
Reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight by 1% increments
Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
Improve mobility, strength, and safety for those with neurological conditions
Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensely while unweighted
Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition
How It Works
After putting on a pair of AlterG shorts over your existing clothing, you’ll step inside the chamber of the machine, which will zip closed around the shorts. This allows the lower body to be fully enclosed and supported by the air pressure. Once the machine has been calibrated, your physical therapist can begin to adjusted the body support percentage. From there, the treadmill operates like a regular treadmill with speed adjustments for walking or running. So that your therapist can observe your mobility and gait, the sides and back of the bubble are clear.
The path to healing might be quicker than you expect.
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