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THE ALTER G ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL AT HECTORPTSPORTS THERAPY

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

NASA TECHNOLOGY USED FOR REHABILITATION AND TRAINING

THE ALTER G VIDEO AT HECTORPT SPORTS
 
 
WHAT IS THE ALTER G TREADMILL?
 
The AlterG rehabilitation treadmill incorporate differential air pressure technology developed by NASA and enhanced by AlterG to provide precise unweighting in one percent increments to as low as 20 percent of the patient's body weight. AlterG's exclusive precision gives patients the ability to set the exact point where exercise becomes pain free and provides clinicians a way to accurately measure patients rehabilitation progress. This revolutionary medical rehab equipment is used and recommended by leading physical therapy clinics, hospitals, colleges and pro sports teams.
Originally created for NASA's astronauts,the Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is FDA-approved and used for:
• Rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
* Sport specific conditioning programs
• Treatment of neurological conditions
• Weight control reduction
• Aerobic conditioning
 
* Strengthening and conditioning of older patients (fall prevention).
 
AlterG takes pressure off the joints by using a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user, which helps to normalize the gait pattern while still protecting healing tissue, which leads to a quicker recovery from injuries. Additionally, using AlterG can improve aerobic conditioning without increasing the risk of stress-related injury, so users can return to activities like walking and running sooner.
 
For example marathoners can train for speed and endurance with reduced risk of injury, older adults can exercise with reduced pressure on their joints and the obese can work out unencumbered by their extra pounds.

Being on the anti-gravity treadmill allows a patient to feel their target weight, what they'd feel like if they were 20, 30 or 40 pounds lighter.

 

UNIQUE UNWEIGHTING TECHNOLOGY
 

 

 

 

Control unweighting from 100% to as low as 20% in 1% increments
 
Allows full range of motion for upper and lower body
 
Natural gait mechanics promote improved balance and strengthening
Keeps user in place, supports laterally and prevents falls
Highly comfortable at any level of partial weight-bearing for prolonged exercise
Accommodates a wide range of body types (90 – 400 lbs)
Easy-to-use controls for decrease/increase in body weight, speed and incline.
 
 
For details about cutting edge Rehabilitation and Training  with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, contact our office (518)371-5554
 
 
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 patients can specify exactly where exercise becomes pain free and progress can be easily tracked/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 AND TREATING OBESITY
Exercise at fractional body weights to control metabolic workload and musculoskeletal strain while optimizing gait and range of motion
Exercise at reduced body weights to minimize 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 AND CONDITIONING
 
Exercise at fractional body weights to overcome mobility challenges in older patients
 
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
 
COME AND TRY THIS AMAZING TECHNOLOGY
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(518)577-5214
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