We all know the frustrations associated with a running injury, particularly if this is your main source of activity for the week. Most runners will tell you, not being able to run can have a huge impact on both their physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re a local city runner of any level, we have a unique, practical solution that can not only keep you active, but avoid further irritating the injury you might be dealing with.
What is an Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill?
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill was designed by NASA and has revolutionised the way we manage lower limb injuries such as bone stress, tendon pain, osteoarthritis, and post-surgical rehabilitation. At Melbourne CBD Physio, we are lucky enough to have a machine in our practice and use this technology as part of our individualised programs for patients, seniors and athletes.
Why is an Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill helpful for me?
An Anti-Gravity Treadmill has the ability to calibrate your body weight, which then allows us to reduce this, taking away the stress on your lower limbs. This can be adjusted to as low as 20% of your body weight. It’s safe and easy to use and can be tailored to all body types. It simply involves you slipping into a comfortable pair of specialised shorts that zip up and connect to the treadmill bag. At Melbourne CBD Physio we always provide assistance with the set up and supervise our clients at all times to ensure a comfortable experience.
Benefits of using an Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Reduce impact forces on the knee (eg. meniscal, ACL & cartilage loss)
- Exercise for longer and enhance recovery time
- Assist in improving cardiovascular health
- Gait retraining for post-operative clients (eg. knee arthroscopy, foot/ankle surgery)
- Progressive running programs for all levels
- Measurable results
How do I get access to the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill?
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is available to everyone and does not require a referral to use. If you have private health insurance, the cost can be claimed on the spot using our hi-caps system. However, if you’re new to the clinic you will need to see a physio first to make sure it’s a safe and suitable option.
You can then book in directly online through our website or simply call the clinic and our helpful reception staff can assist.