An accident, injury, or degenerative disease can make it hard to enjoy the activities you once did or even care for yourself and your family without assistance. Physical therapy can give you your independence and movement back, and we can help. Austin Physical Therapy has an exceptional, revolutionary new service: Austin, TX AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill Therapy. It can be used by just about anyone with difficulty walking or running. Our skilled physical therapists can design the right program for you, incorporating leading-edge technology into your therapy to help you regain your independence. Call us today to learn more or to have a demonstration.
What Is Austin AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill Therapy?
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy is a form of physical therapy using an anti-gravity treadmill. This model features patented NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, enabling patients to move without restriction. It uses a precise air calibration system based on the user’s actual body weight to reduce the pressure on the joints and muscles in the hips, knees, and ankles. The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill reduces the gravitational load on the body, allowing you to explore a broader range of movement without the pressure and pain you would normally feel.
Anti-gravity treadmill therapy aims to help patients build muscle strength, increase their range of motion, and improve their balance, function, and overall fitness. It uses the latest, most comprehensive unweighting technology to allow you to move unrestricted and pain-free. This therapy may be used alone to help athletes improve their skills and cardiovascular fitness or incorporated with a broader physical therapy regimen to help someone recover from surgery or an injury.
Who Does Austin AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill Therapy Help?
This form of weightless treadmill therapy applies to just about anyone. It can be used in therapy for children with spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, or cerebral palsy, and for children and teens with brain injuries, movement and gait dysfunction, or those going through post-surgical rehab. It’s a fall-safe environment that protects children with physical limitations.
Anti-gravity treadmill therapy can also be used for older patients who may have limited mobility and range of motion. It allows them to experience the benefits of cardiovascular conditioning and muscle strengthening and conditioning for their body in an adjustable, fall-safe environment. Patients who are obese or overweight and seeking weight loss and fitness can use this specially designed treadmill to improve their cardiovascular fitness as part of their weight loss program.
Reducing the weight and pressure of gravity on the body helps you recover faster, drastically reducing the damage that pressure can put on your joints.
Schedule Your Next Physical Therapy Appointment Today!
Are you struggling with rehabilitation after an injury or accident? Do you suffer from a degenerative or chronic medical condition that makes it difficult to walk independently? The therapists and support team at Austin Physical Therapy can help you heal and regain your abilities. We create individualized physical therapy programs based on your current abilities and goals. Whether you want to improve your abilities or recover from an injury, we’ve got you covered. Call us today to get started.
AlterG® Anti-Gravity treadmill therapy is cash-pay eligible.