Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill at Spire Liverpool Hospital

08 May 2017

The AlterG treadmill uses anti-gravity technology to give patients the advantages of early rehabilitation by making exercise easier. The technology used allows patients to exercise at a chosen percentage of their body weight which can be adjusted throughout the process from 20% of body weight up to 100%. The aim of the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill is to strengthen the user in a way that cannot be achieved in the gym or water, with reduced pressure on the body.

How does it work?

The anti-gravity condition is reached by air in a pressure-controlled, airtight enclosure creating a powerful lifting force, reducing the force of gravity and allowing users to take up to 80% of their body weight off their joints.

The benefits of the AlterG Treadmill include:

  • reduced joint stresses and jarring of joints
  • promotion of normal joint range of movement and function
  • early rehabilitation leading to a quicker return to sport or activity following an injury
  • cardiovascular exercise, which can be beneficial for weight loss
  • confidence to walk or run for those recovering from injury or surgery, or even for those not accustomed to running.

We have a wide variety of people using the machine from professional rugby players to patients who have had hip, knee, foot, and ankle surgery.

The content of this article is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the professional medical advice of your doctor or other health care professional.



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