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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for Physical Therapy

The AlterG anti-gravity treadmill contains NASA patented technology that allows you to reduce your body weight by as much as 80%.  The AlterG is used by the military,  professional sports teams, universities and leading medical facilities across the nation. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill helps a broad spectrum of people – top level athletes, orthopaedic and neurologic patients, pediatric, geriatric and those looking to lose weight or to achieve their personal health and performance goals!

How does it work?

The unique unweighting process utilizes a differential air pressure technique that was developed by NASA. The original use was to help astronauts exercise and maintain conditioning while in space. The air pressure comfortably lifts the user and allows him/her to walk or run at a fraction of their body weight.

Orthopedic Rehab on the AlterG

What it’s good for?

  • Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact.
  • Improve mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions.
  • Providing support and confidence to start walking and take more steps in comfort.
  • Preventing falls, which increases comfort and confidence during rehab and beyond.
  • Helps children with injuries or developmental disorders train their legs to walk or even run.
  • Allows for neuromuscular re-education in a fall safe environment.
  • Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted.
  • Maintain and develop fitness while rehabilitating from injury or surgery.
  • Push your training sessions further and longer with less risk of injury.
  • Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Athletic and endurance physical training

Seniors & Neurological

When recovering from a stroke or struggling with a neurological disorder, patients are often afraid of falling. Seniors with osteoporosis are at an even greater risk, since a short fall can break bones. The AlterG offers a unique fall-safe environment and is great for long-term care and treatment. It is virtually impossible to fall out of the AlterG, once a user is zipped into the chassis. As the AlterG activates and the unweighting process lifts the user, it becomes easier and easier to walk. There are many convenient and solid handholds that the user can grab at any time they feel off balance.

Walking naturally is an important part of recovering from a stroke or traumatic brain injury, and the sooner the better. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill enables the user to start balancing exercises and walking sooner than with traditional rehab technologies. With the AlterG doing most of the weight-bearing work, users can focus on muscle coordination in a low-impact environment without fear of falling. Neurological patients are able to walk longer and more comfortably. The result of neurological rehabilitation with the AlterG is greater progress when practicing skills needed for standing and walking.

The AlterG has been used for:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Fall Prevention
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
Knee or Hip Replacement Rehab on the AlterG
Sports Therapy on the AlterG

Orthopaedic & Sports

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is being used by 25 NFL, 26 NBA, and 16 MLB teams along with 103 Universities and Colleges, including 5 Division II, 6 Division III, and 1 community college. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is also used in 4 US Olympic Training Centers. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is used by professional sports teams and university sports programs, including the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Heat, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Texas Rangers, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Lions, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburg Steelers, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia 76’ers. US Olympic Training Centers also use the Anti-Gravity Treadmill. NBA players Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, as well as numerous other professional athletes, use the Anti-Gravity Treadmill for physical therapy and training. Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, purchased two of the Anti-Gravity Treadmills.

  • Rehabilitation of the lower body after surgery, injury or other disability.
  • Total hip or Total Knee
  • Meniscectomy \ Meniscus Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Achilles, Bunionectomy
  • Arthritis (OA, RA)
  • Stress Fractures
  • Ankle Sprain

Pediatrics

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill makes pediatric physical therapy fun and engaging to help children recover the strength and mobility they need to get back to the fun of being a kid. It helps children get mobile before their legs are strong enough or coordinated enough to support them normally. Therapy on the AlterG builds strength and muscle memory. It can be used in therapy for children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, movement and gait dysfunction, brain injuries, post-surgical rehab and more. Best of all, there are no skinned knees with the AlterG, because it is a fall-safe environment.

Pediatric Rehab on the AlterG
Weight Loss on the AlterG

Weight Loss

Excess body weight can put a lot of stress on an individual’s hips, knees, and feet. This stress can make exercise painful. In a vicious cycle, the pain reduces the ability to effectively exercise, which leads to more weight gain and more stress on the joints. Does this sound familiar?

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can reduce the stress on an individual’s joints instantly. Sessions on the AlterG can improve endurance and exercise tolerance, as well as lead to weight loss. AlterG’s unweighting technology provides a wonderful motivational tool for individuals by giving them the feeling of what it would be to achieve their target body weight.

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Private Pay Options

Can’t wait to run on the amazing AlterG? Making private-pay appointments on the AlterG is easy and affordable. No insurance or doctor’s referrals are needed. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is available at our Lynden and Bellingham clinics. Same day appointments may be available. Call for scheduling information.

1 Run

$2500each
  • Run when you want to!

10 Run Package

$20000
  • Buy 8 runs, get 2 free!

Personal Shorts

$8000each
  • For your comfort!