Anti-Gravity Treadmill

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What is an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a unique piece of technology that has reshaped the standard of care in rehabilitation and strength training. Worcester Physical Therapy Services has the only AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill in Worcester, MA – and is one of two physical therapy facilities in Worcester County that offers the AlterG. Designed with patented Differential Air Pressure (DAP) developed by NASA, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill features precise unweighting technology that allows you to walk or run at 100% to 20% of your total body weight. The AlterG has many functions as a treatment modality – as part of a rehab program for a lower extremity injury or surgery, for gait and neuromuscular retraining, for weight loss and obesity treatment, for geriatric rehabilitation and conditioning, and even for athlete strength and conditioning programs.

Imagine running 50 pounds lighter on our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill – lower the impact on your joints and muscles during exercise and build strength and endurance while you give yourself the opportunity for a smooth and full recovery.

 

Orthopedic Functional Rehabilitation

  • Enables pre-surgery conditioning with significantly reduced pain (prehab)
  • Expands the concept “Weight Bearing As Tolerated” from 20% of body weight to 100% in 1% increments, so clients can specify exactly where exercise becomes pain free and progress can be easily tracked and charted.
  • Provides precise early partial weight-bearing following injury or surgery to restore natural gait, range of motion and improved patient outcomes
  • Prosthetic training with improved balance and confidence
  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training

 

Neuro-Rehabilitation Program

  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training
  • Improves neuromuscular control and activity and promotes brain plasticity
  • Enhances balance and confidence while emphasizing improved gait and stride length
  • Provides a safe environment for multi-task training and learning
  • Enables higher work load and training intensity for cardiovascular health and gait
  • High-degree of comfort and minimal fear of falling
  • 80% of target maximum heart rate exercise for longer periods of time

 

Weight Loss Solution & Obesity Treatment

  • Exercise at fractional body weights to control metabolic workload and musculoskeletal strain while optimizing gait and range of motion and minimizing joint stress and pain
  • Promote full range of motion to train for normal joint health and function
  • Motivation, empowerment and compliance enhanced from experiencing immediate perceived weight loss
  • Renewed functional capacity
  • Improves cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in individuals that can’t exercise regularly
  • Accommodates individuals with up to 58” waist
  • Makes it possible to run (even for very obese individuals)

 

Senior Rehabilitation: Strengthening & Conditioning

  • Exercise at fractional body weights to overcome mobility challenges in older clients
  • Promotes cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in a safe environment
  • Strengthening and improved coordination of muscles thereby protecting surrounding joints
  • Builds confidence in older patients for improved functional capacity
  • May lower the risk of falling

 

Athletic Strength Training & Conditioning

  • Reduces the frequency of injuries
  • Builds strength and endurance and helps muscles to recover faster after exercise
  • Strengthens and improves muscle coordination while minimizing stress on your body
  • Build stamina to train for a 5K, 10K, Marathon or Triathlon

 

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