Simulate a low gravity environment to for weight bearing training
What it is and Anti-gravity Treadmill?
Our Alter G Anti-gravity treadmill is available for all our clients allowing them to edit their weight in 1% increments giving them the ability to train at full potential regardless of injury. This helps with recovery and rehabilitation by giving our patients the opportunity to user weight bearing training when otherwise it wouldn’t be possible, increasing their speed to recover.
Anti-gravity treadmills do exactly what is suggest and simulates a low gravity environment. In this way the amount of strain and impact on a patient’s body is can be greatly reduced. Allowing them to train and recover without risking any further injury whilst simultaneously increasing confidence.
How Do Anti-gravity Treadmills Work?
Our Alter G Anti-gravity treadmill works by securely fastening a pair of neoprene shorts that have a sort of skirt that zips into the roof of the treadmill stopping air from escaping.
The machine then calculates your weight and allows you to set how light you would like to be, you can select any weight between 100% and 20% body weight It does this by filling the area where your lower body is inside with air, this increases air pressure effectively making you lighter.
How Anti-gravity Treadmills Can Help You
Anti-gravity treadmills can help in many ways from being able to train with less risk of injury. As a company, we use this for those recovering from injury as well as Neurotherapy patients who may struggle to walk or run due to these neurological conditions.
Many injuries prevent a patient from walking or running and as such cannot begin some rehab until they can do this. By allowing these patients to walk, strengthening of specific muscle groups can begin at an earlier stage improving the recovery time as well as improving confidence.
Treadmills can help treat and recover from many things such as:
- Walking after surgery
- Continuing training after injury
- Knee/Hip replacement
- ACL Reconstruction
Benefits of anti-gravity treadmills
- Helps speed up recovery
- Can help treat arthritis and other long-term/chronic conditions
- Safely improves mobility and strength of neurological patients
- Makes training easier for people with chronic pains
- Less pain and impact than other methods
- Helps to recover from surgery
With many neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and strokes the ability to walk can be impaired making any physical therapy limited.
By reducing the weight bearing component of walking more muscles can be worked that would otherwise not have the chance. This can lead to greater strength and improve the way of life for many of the patients.
How much does it cost?
If included in your rehabilitation programme the use of the treadmill and all our other equipment is free of charge.
Do I need a referral?
Nope! Our services are all self-referral
Is it worth it?
Yes! This is one of the best and safest ways to treat and help aid recovery, also all of our equipment and expertise are available and given to all of our customers at no extra charge.
Are there any restrictions?
The machine has a maximum weight of 400lbs and a maximum height of 6’5”
Can an Anti-gravity treadmill help me?
Anti-gravity treadmills can help with many different injuries and conditions, the best way to find out is to ring us up or come and have an induction and we will advice you on the best method to recover.