AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

MPOWER Performance Institute

Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Massage Therapy, and Nutrition programs located in Nashville & Franklin, TN

When recovering from an injury or surgery, pain may prevent you from getting the therapy you need to get back to your active lifestyle. MPOWER Performance Institute, with offices in the Midtown and Green Hills neighborhoods in Nashville and the Cool Springs neighborhood in Franklin, Tennessee, is a state-of-the-art athletic rehabilitation center that uses the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™. This innovative treadmill minimizes stress on your body to decrease pain for a faster recovery. To learn more, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Q & A

What is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is an innovative rehabilitation tool that uses NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology. The technology of this treadmill helps you move with less strain.

MPOWER Performance Institute uses the 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 ultimately help you get better results faster.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill may also be used in conjunction with MPOWER personal training programs to help you meet your performance goals.

How does the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill work?

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. 

Am I a candidate for the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

When you visit MPOWER Performance Institute 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, 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. 

What can I expect from AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy?

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.

You step into the chamber and your trainer zips you in. They calibrate the machine to provide the right amount of pressurized air to support your body weight and fitness needs. You then walk or run on the treadmill. 

The frequency of your AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy depends on your needs and goals. Your health and fitness expert at MPOWER Performance Institute customizes your plan. 

To learn more about the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill and how it can help you, call MPOWER Performance Institute or book an appointment online today.