If you are having trouble walking due to illness, injury or a recent surgery, a new treadmill can help you get back on your feet again, allowing you to exercise when it would otherwise be impossible.
High-tech treadmill gets you walking again [video]
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill's patented Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, developed at NASA, applies a comfortable and uniform lifting force to your body.
Integrated into a high-tech treadmill, AlterG’s technology offers precise body weight reduction and comfortable support.
This helps you to walk or run normally while eliminating pain and protecting healing tissue.
'It has helped me get started on walking'
After his stroke, Gerald Finke couldn't walk. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has changed all that.
Now he's walking around campus and planning to move back to his apartment at Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village.
Watch the video below to hear Gerald share how the AlterG got him started on the road to recovery.
Our therapists are dedicated to providing you with an individualized treatment program, one-on-one therapy sessions and the highest quality care available.
With the added benefits of an AlterG, they can help you return to normal activities with improved strength, balance and endurance.
- Step onto the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, raise the enclosure to your waist and zip into the air chamber that surrounds your lower body.
- Next, press start, and the AlterG measures your weight and fills with air.
- Now, push the + or the – buttons on the control panel to select the body weight you want to exercise at.
- The air chamber inflates around your lower body and the positive air pressure gently lifts you off the treadmill to the body weight setting you selected.
- The speed and incline of the treadmill can then be selected, and you can begin exercising.
In the video below, Resident Rehabilitation Director Reuben Jackson describes the benefits of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill in our physical therapy program at Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village in Colorado.
Exercise is the key to maintaining wellness and optimizing recovery in older adults.
At Good Samaritan Society therapy centers, you can recover strength and mobility in a fall-safe, comfortable environment, supervised by highly trained therapists.
No one plans to be sick or in need of additional recovery time from a serious injury or hospitalization. But it's nice to know that, if needed, you have options.
We'd love to help you return home as quickly as possible.