AlterG Treadmill

Anti Gravity Treadmill at Winfield Hospital

With its unique unweighting capabilities, this machine allows clients to walk or run without pain while maintaining a normal gait. It also reduces stress on joints by reducing body impact, allows stability and gives confidence to walk longer. It can also help clients to recover faster, with less pain.

The scope of clients and conditions that this unique piece of equipment can be used for is endless. Some of the conditions are:-

Knee

Use of Alter G can decrease impact at the knee joint, reduce pain and restore gait for a variety of knee conditions:-
•   Arthroscopy
•   ACL 
•   Total Knee Replacement 
•   Chronic Patella femoral pain
•   Non-Surgical OA 

Ankle

One of the most commonly injured joints which affect the ability to walk and stand without pain. Earlier incorporation of closed chain exercises allow patients to restore strength and proprioception more quickly, enabling faster return to function.

Foot  

The foundation of the body in standing. The Alter G’s differential air pressure (DAP) technology can help to maintain normal mechanics. It is the perfect tool for gait training at every level

Hip

The use of Alter G allows the hip to play its primary role of supporting the body’s weight and providing a stable foundation for movement
•   Acetabula fracture
•   Hip resurfacing
•   Hip replacement 
•   Labral Tears /Arthroscopy

Spine

LBP is one of the most common symptoms of the modern age and almost everyone will experience it. The ability to decrease ground impact forces help encourage activity while minimising stress

Obesity and Weight loss programmes

Alter G’s unweighting technology provides a wonderful motivational tool for users by giving them a feeling of what it would be like to achieve their target body weight. Imagine running 50 pounds lighter!

Cardiac Rehab/Cardiovascular

The technology allows safe and precise progression of conditioning and endurance programmes. Deconditioned patients can start walking at easier levels immediately enabling them to start their journey to a healthier tomorrow 

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