When you have experienced an injury, or are recovering from a surgery, you need tools that will help you recover your mobility. Although medications and other treatments can assist, there are some high tech tools available these days that can make your healing and rehabilitation as effective and quick as possible.
One Accord Physical Therapy is a high quality medical environment with four offices to serve you in Casa Grande, Phoenix, Gilbert, and Mesa, Arizona. Our team of very highly skilled and compassionate physical therapists is here to help you regain your functionality and get you moving again without discomfort.
We offer our patients the latest in treatment options to support a speedy and complete recovery. The Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill is a revolutionary technology that many of our patients have used to regain mobility after injuries or surgery, or manage chronic conditions such as arthritis. This amazing tool supports your weight while you exercise, allowing treatment options that were not previously possible.
What is the Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill?
The Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill is a high-tech therapeutic device which allows you to recover your mobility with the support of the latest technology. It is a special treadmill that uses an air chamber to support the weight of your body, allowing you to effectively “unweight” yourself of 20% to 100% of your body weight.
The Alter-G reduces pressure and pain on your joints or your injury, allowing you to exercise when that normally wouldn’t be possible. In addition, it keeps you upright while you are moving, making it impossible for you to fall or cause yourself to be injured.
Once the AlterG’s air chamber is fully deployed, and your weight is adjusted, you can then use the treadmill to walk or run without the impact you would normally have on your body. This permits you to access therapeutic options that strengthen your body, so eventually you may not need the support offered by the Alter-G.
What can the Alter-G be used to treat?
The Alter-G is used as a therapeutic option for patients who are recovering from injuries, surgery, or have trouble moving due to chronic conditions such as arthritis. It is can be used as a form of supported exercise for treatment of:
- Neurological conditions
- Recovery after surgery
- Weight loss
- Rehabilitate after injuries
- Reduce stress on joints
- History of falls
The support that the Alter-G allows for mobility develops muscle tone, strength, endurance, and flexibility without the patient needing to support your weight.
Is the Alter-G right for me?
A consultation with your physical therapist is essential to develop a treatment plan that will allow you to recover from your injury or surgery, or to manage your condition. Using the Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill might be an essential component of your treatment and recovery plan.
The Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill is a high tech device that supports your weight as you exercise, allowing you to recover from injuries or surgeries, and manage chronic conditions much more effectively.
To learn what the Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill can do for you, call one of our offices to set up an appointment.