The AlterG is a treadmill that utilizes the technology developed by NASA unweighting users through "differential air pressure". It was initially used as a way for astronauts to exercise and maintain conditioning during space missions. In Sports Rehab it is used for the specialized rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries or surgical procedures, to make aerobic conditioning possible to overweight individuals, assure a computerized body weight/load control, to re-train gait with neurological patients, to deliver strength and conditioning programs for the elderly, and maintaining cardiovascular fitness of the athletes in presence of injury.
It offers therapeutic opportunities in almost all lower extremity cases, in neurological and chronic disease management, and even in the treatment of certain spine and upper extremity injuries.
Over 50 articles on peer-reviewed journals have been published on the use and efficacy of the AlterG’s lower body positive pressure therapy, with more research underway every day.
Examples of orthopedic injuries that can benefit of the AlterG unweighting treadmill inclusion in the rehabilitation program:
With the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill the rehabilitation takes your recovery and fitness to the next level. Reduce gravity and neutralize impact stress, improve your movement control and enjoy again the pleasure of walking, running, and jumping.
Sports Rehab empowers people to move again, in new painless ways.
Many of our patients, athletes, and elite sports teams have made use of this setup in our Sports Rehab facilities to keep training while partially injured or to keep up with their running training program even after major competitions (eg: half marathon, marathon) thanks to the deloading effect which doesn’t impact recently loaded joints and sore muscles.
For this goal, depending on the needs of the patient, we offer:
Get in touch with us to discover more about anti-gravity rehabilitation and training.