Types of Treatment
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, weight loss candidate, young competitor, or patient.
Chosen by sports medicine experts, top athletes and trainers as the best low-impact running or walking training tool, the AlterG® is a new way to improve your fitness, lose weight and train smarter. Whatever your wellness or fitness goals are, the AlterG® can help you achieve them!
Who is the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® For?
The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® can be used by anyone looking to improve mobility, strength, or fitness. The treadmill can help patients rehab lower extremity injuries, control weight, maintain cardiovascular condition, retrain gait without awkward compensations from pain or injury, and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Thus, everyone from athletes to orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patients to those looking to lose weight are great candidates for time on the AlterG®. Whatever your wellness or fitness goals are, the AlterG® can help you achieve them!
Research supports the use of body assisted support systems like the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® for a wide variety of rehabilitation and training purposes, as they can both restore normal walking and running mechanics and support healing tissue. Overall, use of the AlterG® as part of your treatment at Physical Therapy Central can help optimize rehabilitation and improve recovery times. It has also been widely adopted by professional athletes as a training and conditioning tool, because it reduces the risk of impact-related injuries during exercise.
In addition, your physical therapist might use the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® to:
- Reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight by 1% increments
- Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
- Improve mobility, strength, and safety for those with neurological conditions
- Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensely while unweighted
- Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
- Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition
Check Out How the AlterG® was Incorporated into Jocelyn's Treatment
How It Works
After putting on a pair of AlterG® shorts over your existing clothing, you’ll step inside the chamber of the machine, which will zip closed around the shorts. This allows the lower body to be fully enclosed and supported by the air pressure. Once the machine has been calibrated, your physical therapist can begin to adjusted the body support percentage. From there, the treadmill operates like a regular treadmill with speed adjustments for walking or running. So that your therapist can observe your mobility and gait, the sides and back of the bubble are clear.
A few weeks of commitment can mean a future free from pain. What's holding you back?
Here’s what some of our patients had to say
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.
Amazing service. They have gone out of their way to call and follow up with me while doing my at-home exercises. Highly recommend.
My husband was skeptical of my choice to use physical therapy to treat my back pain instead of medications. After seeing my results from working with the ProRehab team, my husband is a believer now too.
I couldn’t have wished for a better place to go for my knee replacement therapy! They know what they are doing to get you back in the swing of things so you can go on with your life!