The AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill is a physical therapy tool that helps people with injuries or other issues walk or run without pain. It does this by reducing the gravitational force on the user, which takes the pressure off of the joints and muscles.
AlterG uses NASA Differential Air Pressure Technology to create a safe and comfortable environment for people to exercise in while they are healing from an injury. This technology was initially developed to help astronauts train for space missions. Today, it is utilized to assist individuals with an array of ailments, including sports injuries and degenerative diseases.
How Does AlterG Work?
The AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill works by using air pressure to support the user’s body weight. Once a patient steps inside the treadmill, they are zipped up into a special airtight chamber. The chamber is then pressurized with air, which reduces the amount of gravity on the user.
Your physical therapist will work with you to set the amount of air pressure that is right for you. As you get stronger, the amount of air pressure can be reduced. This allows you to gradually increase the amount of weight-bearing on your injury, which speeds up the healing process. Throughout your rehabilitation program, your physical therapist will monitor your progress and ensure that you are on track to make a full recovery.
The Benefits of the AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill
Alliance Orthopedics uses the most up-to-date technology to provide our patients with the best possible care. The AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill is just one example of the cutting-edge tools that we utilize in our state-of-the-art facility.
There are many benefits to using the treadmill, including:
Reduced joint and muscle pain
Increased range of motion
Quicker healing time
Whether you’re recovering from an accident or surgery or are looking to improve your overall mobility, an anti-gravity treadmill could be the answer. Alliance Orthopedics is proud to offer the AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill to our patients.