Originally conceived by Dr. Robert Whalen to design effective exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts, Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology has been adapted by AlterG for use in training and rehabilitation. Cleared by the FDA in 2008, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for:
- Rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries
- Treatment of neurological conditions
- Weight reduction
- Aerobic conditioning
- General training to combat the diseases of aging
Unweighting is achieved in the AlterG by using air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user. Precise calibration using our patented technology allows for very specific unweighting from 20%-100% of the users body weight in 1% increments. This is something no other unweighting modality can do. Clinical studies show that these treadmills can help decrease ground reaction forces in walking and running. The restoration of normal gait mechanics is paramount to optimal recovery and can be accelerated by our patented unweighting technology. At Georgia Sports Chiropractic we use the Alter G Anti Gravity Treadmill to allow runners with many lower extremity injuries to continue training for their goal races while they heal. Additionally, many runners and triathletes use the Alter G to get an extra long run or workout in without getting all the normal impact that beats up their legs and body. The Alter G is used by many professional runners and top collegiate teams and is now available for use by the general public.
$0.75 per minute to run on
Discounts available with the purchase of multiple session packages. Insurance can be billed in many cases.
*Patient needs to/is required to have a 30 minute evaluation with a Dr to assess the reasons for running on the Alter G.