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AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill
Published On:18-02-2013

 

Sports Clinic West Helps Patients Rehab Faster and Safer with the
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
 
Sports Clinic West announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology will be installed shortly to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs.
 
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population, and weight loss, which can help remove major obstacles associated with these activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at Sports Clinic West can now rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the AlterG.
 
With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting – up to 80% of a person’s body weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.
 
“This will be a wonderful addition to our clinic and will be of great benefit to our patients” According to Mr. Paul O’Grady, “This treadmill is a breakthrough in enabling our rehabilitation patients to get back to their lives as quickly and effectively as possible.”
 
There are a multitude of benefits when training and rehabilitating on the AlterG. Patients can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to recover from injury and surgery and it allows them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases even regain functionality and mobility working with the AlterG. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients, as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress, and improve their cardiovascular health.
“With AlterG you get all the gain without the pain,” says Steve Basta, CEO of AlterG. Adopted initially by nationally renowned hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, most recently nursing facilities are seeing the benefits the AlterG can provide for their patients. “We are pleased that Life Care Centers of America is one of those pioneers,” he said. “Our unique approach to unweighted physical therapy preserves natural body movement, helps with fall prevention and benefits a broad range of medical conditions.”
 
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining, and geriatric strength and conditioning.
 
About AlterG
AlterG, Inc. manufactures and distributes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmills®, a revolutionary technology for rehabilitation and athletic training. AlterG is great for anyone who wants to reduce impact during exercise or have a smooth rehabilitation after surgery or injury, and is preferred and used by leading medical professionals and the world's best athletes and teams. AlterG's unique anti-gravity technology was originally developed at NASA and tested at Nike's Oregon Research Project by America's top distance runners and is the only FDA-approved device of its kind. Located in Silicon Valley. Further information can be found onwww.alterg.eu
 
 
If you require further information regarding AlterG or wish to book a session, please contact Karen Lacey , Sports Clinic West. 085 7436589 or office@sportsclinicwest.ie

 
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