Health Blog

Health and Wellness.

AlterG. Move, Walk & Run – Pain Free.

18 Jun

AlterG. Move, Walk & Run – Pain Free.

Do you want to recover faster from injuries?
.
Relearn proper balance and gait?
.
Train without the pain?
.
Learn from Juliana Meeker, DPT the many benefits of the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill available at Elite Physical Therapy.
.
Follow our Facebook page or Youtube channel for rehab/exercise tips, education and healthy lifestyle tips!
.
Defying gravity can remove obstacles to recovery, training and exercise. The AlterG Treadmill helps remove these barriers by providing an experience that’s the equivalent of being in water without the resistivity of water or having to wear a bathing suit.
.
Similar in many ways to aquatic therapy, the low impact of an AlterG session allows patients to achieve movements unattainable on dry land.
.
In fact, some say it’s the same weightlessness that one would experience on the moon!
.
While the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill might at first look like any other treadmill, its differences quickly become apparent. Once the device is turned on, its casing gradually fills with air, creating a waist-high bubble around the treadmill and the patient’s legs. As the user begins walking, their legs begin to feel lighter, with noticeably less pressure on the joints and less effort for each step. Walking feels almost weightless, even with increased speed or incline.
.
What Types of Injuries Can the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Help?
.
Here are just a few:
Achilles tendinitis
Balance/proprioceptive issues
Early weight-bearing for surgical recovery
General deconditioning
Foot pain
Low back pain
Obesity and weight loss
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Plantar fasciitis
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
Rheumatoid arthritis
Shin splints
Spine fusions
Stress fractures
Total knee or hip arthroplasty
Many More!
.
At ELITE, nothing is run-of-the-mill. Not even our treadmills. Just ask us about our AlterG if you want to get back on your feet fast.
.
Give us a call today at 318.443.3311 so we can help you understand the benefits of physical therapy and the services that our clinic offers, including access to the AlterG Treadmill!
.
📢Find this helpful? SHARE this post with a friend!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *