AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Are you dealing with shin splints or sore knees, or recovering from a sprained ankle? Do you want to start a running or walking program but afraid you are too overweight or injury prone?
Our anti-gravity treadmill, AlterGOpens new window, may be the answer. This technology uses air to lift you (“unload”) so that you can walk or run with an adjusted body weight. The AlterG provides an opportunity to initiate or continue a walking or running program pain-free.
How the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Works
The FDA-approved AlterG treadmill was developed using NASA technology. It uses air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift, or unload, the user. Precise calibration of 100-20% of the user’s body weight is achieved in 1% increments to ensure comfort and monitor progress.
Benefits of AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Whether you are a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, recovering from an injury or trying to prevent an injury, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides many benefits to address your needs:
- Maintain fitness as you recover from injury
- Decrease stress on muscles and joints
- Protect healing tissues
- Exercise with your natural gait
- Allow for weight control and reduction
- Enhance balance and motor control of the trunk and lower body
- Improve strength and endurance
Two pricing structures are available:
- $25 for one 30-minute session
- $80 for four 30-minute sessions ($20 per session)
About Sports Wellness at CPMC
CPMC’s Sports Wellness Program, based in San Francisco, features a team of physical therapists who work with sports enthusiasts at all levels and ages. Through our various fitness classes and individual clinics, we work as your partner to help you avoid injury and reach your full potential. Read our Sports Wellness blog: ptsportswellness.comOpens new window.