Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill in Lafayette, LA
Recovery from an orthopedic injury to the spine, hip, knee, ankle or foot depends heavily on the patient’s ability to support their own body weight without risking further injury. What exactly is the Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill? In short, the Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows patients to bear only part of their weight while being supported by the patented suspension system, essentially making them defy gravity by being “lighter” during a treadmill workout. Physical Therapy South is one of only a handful of gyms in the Acadiana area with an Alter-G Treadmill. After FDA clearance, the Alter-G was officially classified as a 510k medical device in 2008.
In addition to working out with less fear of reinjury, patients can rehabilitate on the Alter-G with less pain and a lower incidence of further injury than with a traditional treadmill. Using the latest software and research, the Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill also allows the physical therapist to accurately track results and measure overall improvement, while keeping the user engaged and involved.
The Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill won the Gold Medal for Medical Design Excellence in 2010 and appeared on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Physical Therapy South is one of only 1000 Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill clinics in North America. Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmills are regularly used by elite professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, and NFL.
Many of our patients at Physical Therapy South, especially marathon runners, elect to continue using the Alter-G for strength and endurance training long after their physical therapy is over. If you are looking to improve mobility, train for endurance, or simply rehab sooner, call our Lafayette office today at 337.988.7777 and ask for more information about the Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill.
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