August 1st, 2010 “ Elite Health Services LLC today announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the worlds first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed to help patients learn to walk and run more efficiently.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, pro-like training, weight loss and can remove major obstacles associated with training and physical rehabilitation “ impact on the body and pain of recovery “ and helps people achieve better results. Patients at EHS can now rehab and train like professional athletes Gilbert Arenas and Dathan Ritzenhein.
With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehab and training. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a precise and comfortable lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise reduction of body weight “ up to 80% of a persons weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.
There are many benefits of training and rehabbing on the AlterG. Athletes use the AlterG to reduce the frequency of injury, build fitness and strengthen and improve their muscle coordination. Patients use the AlterG to recover from injury and surgery and it allows them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases even regain, functionality and mobility working with the AlterG. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress and improve their cardiovascular health.
“With AlterG you get all the gain, without the pain,” said Lars Barfod, CEO of AlterG.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining and geriatric strength and conditioning.