AlterG Treadmill

RMS Physical Therapy launches the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. 

 AlterG – Press Release February 2011

 

What is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, in most aspects, looks and works like a regular treadmill.  It was developed with NASA technology to simulate the feeling of weightless walking or running.  The AlterG is is created with an advanced air pressure regulation system creating a lifting fource, which allows you to reduce your weight by 20, 30, 50 percent, more or less depending on your need, without altering your natural body movement.    The AlterG enables individuals who have been weakened or impared by illness or injury to improve mobility and health, recover from injury & surgery more effectively and overcome medical challenges that limit movement. (www.alter-g.com)


How Does it Work?

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill creates a lifting force that allows for ultra-low impact.  Once you are fit on the machine, the belt starts moving and you’re free to adjust the speed and incline, as on a regular treadmill.  Only now, you can also control how much of your weight you want to feel. You can reduce your weight to about 20 percent, roughly the same sensation astronauts experience on the moon.  With less gravity to fight, exercise becomes pain free.  The strain on your knees, hips and lower back disappears, making it easy to maintain mobility and range of motion.  This will allow ease and comfort while walking or running, while reducing the amount of impact on your joints. 

  • For Rehabilitation:
  • – Lower body injury & surgery rehabilitation
  • – Rehab after total joint replacement
  • – Neurologic retraining
  • – Gait training in neurologic patients
  • – Strengthening & conditioning in older patients
  • – Aerobic conditioning
  • – Weight control & reduction
  • – Sport specific conditioning programs
  • – Stress related injury 
  • – For Athletes
  • – For Trainers
  • – For Performance Enhancement   

To experience the AlterG difference for yourself, please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment (847) 895-2910.

Please call for Individual and Group fees:  (847) 895-2910.