The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is an innovative rehabilitation tool that uses NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology. The technology of this treadmill is designed for movement with little to no strain on the body.
MPOWER Physical Therapy uses this highly advanced treadmill to help patients safely and quickly reach their goals. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides your physical therapist with real-time objective information while you workout.
Your therapist uses this information to adjust your exercise program during your session to better match your needs. These on-demand adjustments to your exercise lead to better and faster results.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill may also be used in conjunction with MPOWER personal training programs to help you meet your performance goals.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill works like a traditional treadmill. However, with NASA DAP technology, the treadmill uses air pressure to defy gravity to make you weightless during your run.
When you step onto the treadmill, your physical therapist zips you into a special chamber that encloses the lower portion of your body. The chamber, which looks like a bubble, fills with air that supports the weight of your body.
Keeping you weightless during exercise reduces body stress and prevents pain. This means you can move your body to improve fitness, strength, and mobility without discomfort holding you back.
When you visit MPOWER Physical Therapy for a consultation with one of the physical therapists or certified personal trainers, they conduct an in-depth assessment to create your personalized program.
The team may include therapy with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to improve your recovery from a sports injury or surgical procedure.
The specialized equipment is designed to provide less impact on your feet, legs, and knees. This helps promote a faster recovery for people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, stress fractures, herniated discs, achilles tendon tear, total joint replacement, and other significant injuries.
The team also uses the low-impact state-of-the-art treadmill to help athletes improve their physical conditioning and performance. Exercising at a lower weight places less stress on your body during a high-intensity workout, making the sessions less stressful on your body for a faster recovery.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy may be part of your physical therapy or personal training program. During sessions on the treadmill, you’ll wear special shorts that you can place over your personal athletic wear.
Your therapist or trainer will zip you into the chamber and calibrate the machine to provide the right amount of pressurized air to support your body weight and fitness needs. You will either walk or run on the treadmill depending on your condition and stage of recovery.
The frequency of your AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy depends on your needs and goals. Your health and fitness expert at MPOWER Physical Therapy customizes your plan.
To learn more about the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill and how it can help you, call MPOWER Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.