New Physical Therapy Rehab Equipment Helps Patients Defy Gravity

The goal of most rehabilitation programs is to help patients regain mobility as soon as possible. A new piece of rehab equipment is poised to do just that. The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses technology developed at NASA to provide patients with safe, partial weight-bearing physical therapy. This week’s podcast features Jacon Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Clinical Specialist for Alter G shares some of the benefits this revolutionary rehab equipment can provide patients.

The Alter G Anti-Gravity treadmill differs from traditional lift harness devices and other forms of partial-weight therapy. It utilizes air pressure technology to provide patients with precise unweighting while promoting normal gait patterns.  Patients can walk on the treadmill at full body weight or reduce the impact of their body weight in one percent increments all the way down to 20 percent.  This precision gives patients and physical therapists the ability to set the treadmill at a point where exercise becomes pain free.  

The anti-gravity treadmill is FDA-approved for functional rehabilitation of the hip, knee, ankle or foot, gait training in neurologic patients and strengthening and conditioning.  An Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill runs around $29,900 shipped and installed. To learn more about this equipment and ways it can benefit your practice, listen now.

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