AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Repsher and Associates Physical Therapy is happy to announce the addition of an AlterG® "antigravity treadmill" to their practice. The AlterG® treadmill provides patients with a unique rehabilitation and training experience. Using NASA-developed Differential Air Pressure (DAP) our physical therapists can adjust the AlterG® treadmill to apply gentle lifting forces using air pressure to unweight patients to as little as 20% of their body weight. This reduces impact on healing tissues from total knee replacements, total hip replacements and other weight bearing conditions that can benefit from progressive weight bearing while walking, running or performing closed kinetic chain exercises. Patients can now begin walking sooner to normalize gait mechanics and improve conditioning. Patients with neurological conditions can benefit from working in a safe, fall free setting on static and dynamic balance, muscular control and strength. Athletes can continue to train pain free without adversely affecting healing tissues.