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. Once a user is zipped into the chassis, it is virtually impossible to fall out of the AlterG. 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 the following: