Training and Rehabbing on The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® M320 Anti-Gravity Treadmill®  provides unique unweighting technology that provides the opportunity to rehabilitate lower extremities and perform sport specific conditioning like never before.   Precise partial weight-bearing enables accurate implementation of unweighting protocols not found in any other rehabilitation equipment on the market.

Unlike the simple lift harness devices, AlterG rehabilitation treadmills incorporate differential air pressure technology developed by NASA and enhanced by AlterG to provide precise unweighting in one percent increments to as low as 20 percent of the patient’s body weight. AlterG’s exclusive precision gives patients the ability to set the exact point where exercise becomes pain free and provides clinicians a way to accurately measure patient rehabilitation progress.

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.

The AlterG is FDA-cleared for the following functional rehabilitation indications:

  • Rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
  • Rehabilitation after total joint replacement
  • Gait training in neurological patients
  • Strengthening and conditioning in older patients
  • Weight control and reduction

In addition, the AlterG can be used for personal fitness and sports performance applications such as:

  • Enabling adjustable impact while walking or running
  • Allows for gradual progression of exercise
  • Minimizing the jarring forces that can lead to injury
  • Significantly and precisely reduces ground reaction forces
  • Helps minimize discomfort and encourages movement
  • Creates a safe environment to work on technique
  • Allows for an increase in training volume with less impact

For your complimentary 10-minute trial on the AlterG at Elite Health Services please contact us!

Elite Health Services, located in Old Greenwich, CT is a world-class provider of certified functional manual based physical therapy, personal fitness, golf & triathlon performance training, massage therapy and wellness related services.  Our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals take a no-excuses approach to providing exceptional care, and delivering exceptional results.  To receive updates on upcoming events and to receive F.R.E.E health and wellness articles enter your email address here today!

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