Geriatric Rehabilitation or the branch of medicine that studies rehabilitation and physical therapy in the elderly has been evolving over the years. With technological improvements happening every year, the elderly are benefitting from the wide range of technology that is spreading across the nation.
This is where AlterG comes in, with its patented Anti-Gravity Treadmill System which has the potential to drastically change the way the elderly and seniors can live. The increasing importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle becomes even more imperative once old age sets in. If you have been living a sedentary lifestyle before and were wondering about changing your lifestyle, know that it is never too late. With the AlterG technology, it allows seniors to move faster, and more flexible, all while building strength and improving their cardiovascular endurance in a fall-safe environment.
Our patients here at SportsMed Physical Therapy will tell you just how effective the AlterG technology has been for them. Clinical applications relating to post-operation rehabilitation, fracture recovery, hip and knee replacements have been successfully treated with the AlterG technology. Seniors or those wishing to improve their physical performance while aging gracefully have found the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to be extremely effective in building their fitness levels.
If you have problems with the basic biomechanics of your bodies, such as walking or mobility work, then the AlterG can help you improve in all aspects of that. With an innovative system that supports the natural biomechanics of your body, it is naturally the more effective choice compared to traditional hydrotherapy and equipment with harnesses. Not to mention, the fall-safe conditions are the perfect environment for seniors who may be anxious, or simply just deconditioned over the years from a sedentary lifestyle.
Most importantly, the anti-gravity technology allows gentle unweighing of the user’s weight, up to as low as 20% of their body weight, setting one up for a progressive and encouraging rehabilitation routine.
If you are a senior or you know someone that is a senior and willing to change the way they live but are having problems or difficulties, perhaps the AlterG is the solution. The AlterG has helped to change the way the geriatric population are living their lives. Take the first step today and improve your quality of life with AlterG, and age with grace.