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Benefits of AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills For Lower Leg Injuries

You may be asking this question: What is Alter-G?

Utilizing Patented NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) Technology, Alter G is the next upcoming Technology in the field of Physical Rehabilitation. With more freedom, Greater Precision, and Broader Application, Alter G enables people to move in ways they could never have imagined.

How is Alter-G different?

By defying gravity with the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, patients and athletes can walk, jog or run at 20-80% of their respective body weights as desired or prescribed.

This process involves putting on specialized shorts that zip into a bubble structure over a treadmill. This bubble inflates with air and helps lift you from the treadmill to reduce pressure on your lower body. This treadmill is commonly used to help reduce pressure on the lower body while helping any person or athlete improve their walking or running form and endurance.

Now you may be asking this question: how can this piece of equipment help in your recovery from a lower leg injury?

Firstly, Anti-Gravity Treadmills can reduce impact forces in the knee joint.2,3 This has multiple implications with recovering from any knee injury and/or surgery. For example, some knee surgeries require you to delay your weight bearing to allow for proper healing. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries with bone bruises, meniscus repairs, microfracture procedures and cartilage replacement surgeries are common examples of conditions that can directly benefit from an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

Secondly, when recovering from a leg injury, Anti-Gravity Treadmills can speed up patients’ recovery. Multiple studies have presented accelerated protocols to advance their patient’s mobility.4-7 For example, when recovering from an ACL surgery, patients and athletes can have altered walking mechanics for anywhere from 3-4 weeks. When an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is utilized during this time period, patients can walk farther with less impact on the knee and improve their neuromuscular control over time.

Lastly, Anti-Gravity Treadmills can keep patients and athletes in shape while recovering from an injury. Depending on the time of the year, some athletes need to stay in shape while recovering from injury. Say you are a soccer player recovering from an ankle sprain. You have full range of motion, close to full strength, but are struggling to run due to pain. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can allow you to run without putting you at risk for more pain that could delay recovery.

Keeping these concepts in mind, there is tremendous value to what the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can provide to those recovering from lower leg injuries. In order to truly understand how the AlterG can help you and your recovery, Contact at Physio Active . They can help develop a progression plan to get you back to doing the things you love.

Physio Active Pvt. Ltd.

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