The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a state of the art piece of therapy equipment that enables patients and athletes with all types of lower body injuries and ailments to rehabilitate in an altered state of gravity.
The Alter G is a game changer in physical therapy rehabilitation. It can un-weight you, allowing you to walk, run, or perform closed-chain exercises within the treadmill earlier in your rehabilitation process. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill helps a broad spectrum of people – top level athletes, orthopedic and neurologic patients, pediatric, geriatric and those looking to lose weight - to achieve their personal health, wellness or performance goals.
Whether you’re a patient or an athlete dealing with lower body injuries, chronic pain or neurological conditions that inhibit mobility, you can benefit from the unweighting capabilities.
How Does the Alter G work?
To use the Alter G, you put on a pair of specialized neoprene shorts. The shorts have a skirt attached, and the skirt is lined with a zipper. You step onto the treadmill, and zipper yourself into the inflatable airtight bag. As you stand there, the treadmill measures your weight, and you tell it how much “unweighting” you would like. The machine fills with the appropriate amount of air to provide the "unweighting technology" to make you feel up to 80 percent lighter—so if you weigh 100 pounds, you could feel as light as 20 pounds on the treadmill.
Who uses the Alter G?
Professional and college sports teams across the United States feature the Alter G treadmill in their training facilities. Injured soldiers walk and run with the technology’s assistance at military hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Seniors get essential exercise using the support the machine provides. It is also an option for neurological patients to help them re-learn proper balance, gait and transition to independent movement.
Additional Features of the Alter G at Elite PT:
At Elite, our Alter G is fitted with a specialized Lift Access System which allows individuals who cannot physically weight bear to get into the Alter G to have access. The Lift Access System utilizes a harness to effortlessly allow the patient to be lifted into and out of the Alter G.
Our Alter G also has a Video Monitoring System which allows the patient to see what their gait looks like from multiple views (front, behind and sides). This is useful and vital in providing feedback for proper gait training.