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Balance & Fall Prevention

Lose the fear

Many individuals fear falling after surgery or an injury and overcompensate leading to poor body mechanics with increased risks of further injury or exceedingly show recovery.  The Alter-G literally does the heavy lifting for you.  Your only focus is on the movement to strenghen your system to get you back to moving even better than before.

Benefits of the Alter-G at CPT

Individuals who have gone through joint replacement, suffered muscle or bone damage, or have a degenerative joint disease, often have limited mobility and function, pain, and other complications. AlterG’s Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides orthopedic rehabilitation for a large variety of conditions that affect the lower body skeletal and muscular systems. Injuries involving the lower back, hips, knees and ankle joints can be treated with the Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Arehab treadmill is often what is needed post surgery to aid in the healing process for patients who have had total hip or knee replacement, ankle reconstructions, or other operative procedures.

The AlterG is very simple to use, making it a joy for both patients and their physical therapiststo incorporate into treatment programs. The ability to integrate physical therapy exercises early on in rehab sessions makes The AlterG an effective tool in assisting with restoring lower extremity range of motion and normalizing gait mechanics. After an evaluation, the physical therapist will schedule the Anti-Gravity Treadmill training sessions based on each patient’s specific needs. The AlterG physical therapy equipment can be used throughout the recovery process, providing benefits in each stage of rehabilitation.

The advantage of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is its ability to allow you to be mobile at a fraction of your body weight. By doing this, you can dial in exactly where the pain stops and movement feels good again. This, in turn, gives the patient the opportunity to increase the rate of muscle conditioning and decrease total recovery time.

Studies have shown that using the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows individuals to shorten recovery time. Research also indicates that an early start to rehabilitation can optimize functional gains. At AlterG, our focus is to provide technology that promotes early mobility and encourages functional rehabilitation strategies to best meet the needs of each patient. Our goal is to provide rehabilitation equipment that helps each patient:

  • Enables pre-surgery conditioning with significantly reduced pain (prehab)
  • Expands the concept “Weight Bearing As Tolerated” from 20% of body weight to 100% in 1% increments, so patients can specify exactly where exercise becomes pain free and progress can be easily tracked and charted.
  • Provides precise early partial weight-bearing following injury or surgery to restore natural gait, range of motion and improved patient outcomes
  • Prosthetic training with improved balance and confidence
  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training