The AlterG treadmill is a piece of physical therapy equipment that is a highly effective athletic conditioning tool for both recreational and competitive athletes by allowing the user to train longer, run faster, gain additional strength, and enhance cardiovascular performance while minimising impact and stress on their joints.
Available to all! Bookings with front desk. For your first appointment, you will be given a detailed run down of how to use the machine.
The AlterG has many benefits for our local running and triathlon community. Running in an off-loaded environment reduces the load on the lower extremities which has several benefits:
Working in conjunction with your physiotherapist, the Alter G will literally help you get back on your feet sooner.
The Alter G reduces your body weight by up to 80%, therefore reducing the load on your lower extremity. Patients find they can return to activity sooner without the pain experienced with full body loading.
The benefits of this are twofold: loading the affected area safely (e.g. in hip replacements where patients are asked to walk as soon as practical) whilst maintaining normal gait patterns (which is the first goal of rehab).
Typical scenarios include: