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How Can The Anti Gravity Treadmill Help You

The Antigravity Treadmill, used for over a decade in pro sports, is now available to you. But, how does it work?

The Alter G enables individuals to walk or run at a lower percentage of their body weight, all the way down to 20% of their weight. We use this in order to be able to perform rehabilitation with little to no pain. This is great for patients looking to regain mobility, strength, natural movement and fitness, while also minimizing stress on the body or on injury.

Although the Alter G Would be Great for Anyone, it is Particularly Beneficial for:

  • Injured athletes
  • Runners
  • Seniors
  • Anyone suffering a knee, ankle, leg or foot injury

More Specifically its Most Beneficial to:

  • ACL tears
  • Achilles Tears
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Labral Repairs
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Foot fracture
  • Ankle, Knee or Hip surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Losing weight but your knee or feet hurt when you walk or run

How Does it Work?

The Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses air pressure to help “lift up” the patient. Specific shorts are provided for you and worn over the top of the patient's clothes. The patient then steps inside the middle of the treadmill, similar to a large bubble and is zipped inside. This allows the lower body to be enclosed and supported by the air pressure. Once the treadmill has been calibrated to the individual, the amount of pressure (how much weight we will take away) will then be applied. The treadmill can take the patient anywhere from 100 - 20 % of their body weight. To put that in perspective if a patient weighs 200 pounds the treadmill can make their weight feel like as little as 40 pounds. For someone who struggles with hip, knee, ankle or foot pain that is a huge difference. From there, the treadmill operates like a regular treadmill with speed adjustments for walking or running. Both the sides and back of the bubble are clear to allow the physical therapist to observe mobility and mechanics for better treatment.

The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill can be used to restore normal walking and running mechanics while also supporting the healing tissue. It can be used to assist in recovery from fractures, stress fractures, knee or hip surgery or replacement, as well as for weight loss. Overall, the use of this can help facilitate rehabilitation, improve recovery times and optimize rehab.

Below are links to articles of some people you may know using the antigravity treadmill. The list includes, the late Kobe Bryant while he was rehabbing his torn achilles, the hip hop artist Sean P Diddy Combs, the defensive player of year and NFL star JJ Watt, Tiger Woods during his current recovery after his car accident, famous chef Gordon Ramsay and superstar soccer player Harry Kane.

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Gordon Ramsay's Personal Antigravity Treadmill:

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Kobe Bryant using the Anti Gravity Treadmill:

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JJ Watts return to the field using the Anti Gravity Treadmill:

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P Diddy seen using the Anti Gravity Treadmill:

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Tiger Woods and his future use of the Anti Gravity Treadmill:

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Soccer star Harry Kane and how came back so quickly from injury using the Anti Gravity Treadmill:

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Nick Halkidis

Nick Halkidis

Nick has extensive experience treating high-performance athletes with pioneering treatment techniques and state-of-the-art equipment through his work with Baseball Canada and other sporting teams. But after six years working in Sports Medicine, Nick decided to move into private patient care to bring those same techniques and high-tech rehabilitation equipment to the weekend warriors, amateur athletes, and self-confessed couch potatoes in the GTA – because that’s where he can make the most significant difference.
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