Rehabilitation and chronic problems from body weight can be difficult for patients. It doesn’t help that earth’s gravitational forces are acting against us, putting unnecessary pressure on patients and people suffering around the world. If you are suffering from chronic conditions such as obesity, injury from lower extremities, require gait training or are simply relatively immobile due to old age, then the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill system could be the next physical therapy technology that could help you on your journey to recovery.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill system works because it uses differential air pressure technology, developed by NASA scientists to help reduce gravitational forces while rehabilitating. Pain that arises from the normal movement of one’s limbs (known as gait mechanics) prevent proper rehabilitation in many patients around the world, causing unnecessary lengthening of recovery times and discomfort. With more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals about the benefits and efficacy of AlterG’s technology and top hospitals from around the world utilizing this technology to help patients, the answer is clear if you are serious about your rehabilitation.
The AlterG technology allows physical therapists to control the weight that it unweights from the patients, from 100% down to as low as 20% of their total weight. The latest technologies allow for precise increments of 1% of one’s body weight, ensuring low impact, pain-free movement throughout your rehabilitation journey.
On top of that, gait data, pain processing, and live video monitoring are all part of the technology included to help our physical therapists improve their decision making with real-time, measure reliable information and visual feedback. Physical therapy has never been so accurate and painless before AlterG was introduced.
If you are wondering whether or not your symptoms and injuries will benefit from the use of the AlterG technology, then fret not. There are broad applications of the AlterG system, with diverse users benefitting from the technology around the world. Orthopedics, neurological and even chronic conditions have all been proven to work extremely well with the AlterG technology, allowing for patients to have incremental and drastic fitness improvements. Motor learning and task-specific exercises are all carried out in a fall-safe environment while reducing gravitational forces to empower patients to move freely and painlessly again.
Athletes and seniors too can benefit from AlterG, greatly limiting downtime by training through injuries and enabling earlier post-surgery training. Most importantly, it empowers patients to move pain-free again, something that physical therapy has always set out to do. If you are ready to take the next step forward in your rehabilitation, it’s time to experience physical therapy with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill System.