Performance Medicine, a department of St. Luke´s Health–The Woodlands Hospital, helps patients and clients in their rehabilitation, conditioning and performance training with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®. AlterG Anti–Gravity Treadmill, the world´s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti–gravity technology is designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining, and geriatric strength and conditioning.
With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes thanks to the Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology which applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting – up to 80 percent of a person's body weight.
The benefits of controlling gravity and reducing body weight while you run or walk allow you to:
- Feel significantly less impact and weight bearing related stress
- Minimize discomfort or pain
- Train through injuries
- Improve your cardiovascular health
- Burn more calories by increasing your speed and distance