Are you looking for a way to rehab your lower extremity injury while maintaining an active lifestyle? Look no further than the Alter G treadmill, a revolutionary piece of technology that has been gaining popularity in recent years. In fact, even A-list actor Jeremy Renner has reportedly used the Alter G treadmill to help him recover from serious injury. But what exactly is the Alter G treadmill, and what are the benefits of using it?
The Alter G treadmill is a unique piece of equipment that allows users to run or walk at a reduced body weight percentage. This is accomplished by surrounding the lower half of the user’s body with an airtight chamber that uses air pressure to reduce their weight. By reducing the user’s weight, the Alter G treadmill can help alleviate pressure on their joints and lower extremities, making it an ideal tool for individuals recovering from injuries.
One of the primary benefits of using the Alter G treadmill is that it can help individuals recover from lower extremity injuries more quickly. According to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, athletes who used the Alter G treadmill during their recovery from a lower extremity injury were able to return to their sport an average of 13.6 days earlier than those who did not use the treadmill. This is because the reduced body weight percentage allows individuals to exercise and strengthen their injured area without putting undue stress on it, which can speed up the healing process.
In addition to aiding in recovery, the Alter G treadmill can also be used for injury prevention. Research has shown that the treadmill can help improve running mechanics and reduce the risk of injury. A study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport found that runners who used the Alter G treadmill for four weeks showed significant improvements in their running mechanics, including reduced knee and hip adduction (inward movement) during the stance phase of running. This can help reduce the risk of common running injuries such as iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. A study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine also found that stroke patients who used the Alter G treadmill as part of their rehabilitation program showed significant improvements in their balance, gait speed, and stride length.
Now that you know about the benefits of the Alter G treadmill, you may be wondering where you can try it out for yourself. Look no further than Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, where we have our own Alter G treadmill available for use at our Cascade location. Our team of experienced physical therapists can work with you to develop a personalized rehabilitation program that incorporates the Alter G treadmill to help you recover from your lower extremity injury as quickly and safely as possible.
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At Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, we believe that every individual’s journey to recovery is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to each of our patients. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, surgery, or simply looking to prevent future injuries, we can help you achieve your goals. Our team of physical therapists is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and technology to provide our patients with the most effective treatment options available.