AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Sports Medicine Technology from NASA – The Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Performance Physical Therapy is proud to offer the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill – a revolutionary approach to rehabilitationandsportsmedicine – in our Greenwich, CT, physical therapy clinic. The AlterG allows for pain-free,partial weight-bearing therapy using technology invented by NASA. Typically the AlterG isfound in the physical therapy clinics ofleading sports medicine hospitals andprofessional athletic teams where its use is generally limited to highly trained pro athletes.At Performance PhysicalTherapy, we use the AlterG for situations where the gradual progression to full weight-bearing status is vital, including postsurgical and osteoarthritis cases.
Performance professionals use the Alter G to work with our patients in a number of unique ways:
- To precisely gauge the progression of partial weight bearing following a surgery or injury to hips or lower extremities
- To reduce joint stress by reducing load-bearing body weight during exercise in overweight patients and those with osteoarthritis
- To mimic the effects of aquatic therapy in a clinical setting; load-bearing body weight can be reduced by up to 80%
- To allow athletes to continue training, but with reduced impact
Working with highly trained, board-certified professionals using state-of-the-art technology is a part of the Performance difference.
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