Originally designed for NASA astronauts, Differential Air Pressure technology has been adapted for use in training and rehabilitation. The Alter G anti-gravity treadmill uses air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user, decreasing impact during walking and running.
The restoration of normal gait mechanics is paramount to optimal recovery and can be accelerated by patented unweighting technology. Precise calibration allows for the unweighting of the user’s body weight in 1% increments, something no other unweighting modality can do.
The Alter G anti-gravity treadmill at CoxHealth can be used for:
rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries
treatment of neurological conditions
general training to combat the diseases of aging.
This technology allows for the protection of healing tissue, encourages range of motion, prevents disuse atrophy and encourages more rapid return of motor control. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, a senior citizen or a young competitor, CoxHealth will help you get back in motion faster.
One session (30 min.)
12 sessions ($12 per session)*
20 sessions ($10 per session)*
Visits can be combined for one hour or greater sessions. Multi-visit passes are good for 90 days from date of purchase. *Purchase your own Alter G shorts at alter-g.com and receive 1 free session out of 12 or 2 free sessions out of 20. Paid receipt required.
You should be cautious if you have or are:
cardiovascular disease or respiratory compromise
exercise induced asthma or angina
acute or chronic back problems
You should not use the anti-gravity treadmill if you have unstable fractures or joints, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or cardiovascular hypotension.
For more information, call Coxhealth Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at The Meyer Center at 417/269-5500.