Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Galactic Impact on Rehab
Gravity is highly overrated – at least when it comes to recovering from an injury or surgery. Gravity, the natural force that causes objects to pull toward the center of the Earth, has a significant, and often painful, impact on joints, such as hips, knees and ankles. A decrease in gravitational pull can help patients achieve pain-free exercise by reducing the impact of weight-bearing on joints.
The AlterG®anti-gravity treadmill makes it possible to exercise without the burden of gravity – minimizing the impact on joints and reducing recovery time following an injury or surgery. Using NASA technology to apply a lifting force to the body, the AlterG allows users to walk or run at a significantly reduced percentage of their body weight. Weight reduction to the lower extremities enables patients to move with a more natural walking pattern and rhythm.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation in Allentown uses the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill as a rehabilitation tool that is part of an overall physical therapy program. It is a great rehabilitation tool for patients with:
- Post-surgical orthopedic conditions (knee, ankle, leg, etc.)
- Foot injury or post-podiatric surgery
- Back pain
- Injuries involving the hip, knee or ankle
- General deconditioning, such as that from aging
Before the AlterG, patients would need to wait for incisions to heal before beginning aquatherapy, another therapy component that reduces weight-bearing. Now, patients may be able to improve and/or maintain cardiovascular and muscular health more quickly by starting therapy earlier using the AlterG.
The AlterG anti-gravity treadmill can help patients go beyond their expectations. Learn more about this space-age technology by calling 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or contact us today.