The Resurgens St. Joseph Rehabilitation location has aquired a state-of-the-art AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. It is the world's first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, and it has been installed to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the injured population, and weight loss. All which can help remove major obstacles associated with these recovery and rehabilitation activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at Resurgens can rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the AlterG treadmill.
Resurgens has been utilizing the AlterG since 2012, and we have helped hundreds of patients utilize the treadmill during their recovery. With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, thereby reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. Its "Differential Air Pressure" (DAP) technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting - up to 80% of a person's body weight, so patients can identify exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.
There are a multitude of benefits when training and rehabilitating on the AlterG. Patients can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to recover from injury and surgery and it allows them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients, as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress, and improve their cardiovascular health.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport-specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining, and geriatric strength and conditioning.