The AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill can help you get moving without having to put too much stress on the body. At United Rehab Physical Therapy, we have AlterG treadmills that you can use to help with your recovery and rehab. If you live on Long Island are looking for an AlterG treadmill, United Rehab could be the right place!
At our Ronkonkoma location, our AlterG treadmills allow you to run, walk, or stand without putting too much stress on your body, due to the NASA technology that unweighs 80% of your weight. There are all sorts of reasons why one might be inclined to try an AlterG treadmill. Whether you are recovering from an injury or illness, need help restoring balance, or are just an athlete looking to improve your health, these anti-gravity treadmills feature a pressurized anti-gravity chamber that adjusts your body weight down to 20%, all working to reduce impact, pain and effort. Initially patented in 1992 by Robert Whalen, the treadmills were officially launched in 2005 and had since sold over 1,000 worldwide as of 2012. They have been featured on television shows like The Biggest Loser and The Doctors, and have been used by many of the world’s top athletes, including those in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and even at Olympic training centers.
Over the years, AlterG treadmills have been used around the world to treat all different injuries and conditions, including those with herniated disks, osteoarthritis, obesity, and those who underwent surgeries for hip and knee replacements. It also is used to treat those with:
Injuries to the knee, ankle, foot, leg, and hip
At United Rehab Physical Therapy in Ronkonkoma, our physical therapists might suggest using an AlterG treadmill. If so, we will show you the proper way to use one, and have somebody there to supervise during your appointment. Whatever your reason is for wanting to use our AlterG treadmill, thankfully you do not have to travel far, as we have them in our Ronkonkoma practice here in Suffolk County. We want you to be able to use it safely, and use it in the way that is best for you and your physical needs.