"The AlterG is unique in it's wide range of applications. Our patients recovering from surgery are able to walk and/or run without pain more quickly. It also allows runners to continue training while rehabilitating an injury, or to use it as a training tool to enhance performance while minimizing injury risk. It meshes perfectly with our mission of injury prevention. We don't just treat injuries, we do everything possible to minimize the chance of injuries recurring or happening in the first place." -- Josh Billings, Physical Therapist and Clinic Director, Harborview Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® uses unique differential air pressure technology that provides accurate, safe and comfortable partial weight-bearing therapy while promoting normal gait patterns.
Unique unweighting technology provides the opportunity to rehabilitate lower extremities like never before
Precise partial weight-bearing enables accurate implementation of unweighting protocols not found in any other rehabilitation equipment on the market
Provides highly effective neuromuscular and proprioceptive retraining
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is FDA-cleared for the following functional rehabilitation indications:
Rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
Rehabilitation after total joint replacement
Strengthening and conditioning in older patients
Weight control and reduction
Aerobic and Sport specific conditioning programs
"The AlterG is the most significant advance in training equipment for distance runners in the last half century." -- Amby Burfoot, Editor at Large Runners World
Unlike the simple lift harness devices, AlterG's unweighting system incorporates differential air pressure technology developed by NASA and enhanced by AlterG to provide precise unweighting in one percent increments to as low as 20 percent of the patient's body weight. AlterG's exclusive precision gives patients the ability to set the exact point where exercise becomes pain free and provides clinicians a way to accurately measure patient progress.
Strengthens and improves coordination of muscles, which in turn protects surrounding joints.
Promotes the full range of motion while minimizing stress during athletic conditioning.
"AlterG has allowed us to advance our rehab and conditioning of our players. We have been able to have players that are recovering from injuries start to run at least a week and sometimes up to a month before they would have been able to normally. The AlterG is a great progression back to the field with minimal risk." -- Bill Tillson, Head Athletic Trainer AC Milan
Enables injured athletes to maximize their fitness retention as they recover.
Trainers and coaches have found the AlterG to be an ground-breaking training tool that is changing how athletes train and injured people recover free of interference from water or tethers which transitions seamlessly back to full weight bearing during sports rehabilitation programs. Until now, there has not been an effective means for athletes to preserve high fitness levels while they are injured. The AlterG permits injured athletes to reach the aerobic intensity of their regular workouts while lowering the impact on their injured body during training.
Use of the AlterG is by appointment only. Athletes and patients must be evaluated in the clinic before using the AlterG. For runners, this evaluation will include video motion analysis in order to delineate strength, flexibility and form deficits. A physical therapist will use this data to outline a comprehensive program for injury prevention and performance enhancement, as well as training guidelines for use of the AlterG. The AlterG is available for patients of Harborview Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy and for uninjured runners who want to use the AlterG as part of their training program.
Cost for non-patient use:
300 minutes (6 to 10 sessions):
$200 *Only 2 available in a given month
450 minutes (8 to 10 sessions):
$275 *Only 2 available in a given month
600 minutes (10 to 12 sessions):
$325 *Only 1 available in a given month
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 410-350-8372.
WJZ-TV highlights the journey of two patients through knee placement surgery. The spot, also featuring Justin Cooper, physical therapist and clinic coordinator of Harborview Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, introduces the advances in patient rehabilitation through the revolutionary AlterG treadmill.