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AlterG Anti-Gravity

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to rehabilitation – the ability to defy gravity and work towards regaining function and fitness like never before.  

The AlterG’s unique air pressure technology, developed by NASA, provides accurate, safe and comfortable partial weight-bearing therapy while promoting normal gait and running patterns.

Until now the AlterG has been exclusively available to elite athletes and professional football and rugby teams, including Cardiff City FC, Cardiff Blues and Wales rugby teams.  Now, for the first time in Wales, the Centre for Clinical Physiotherapy can offer the benefits of the AlterG to patients and the public.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill expands the concept of “Weight Bearing as Tolerated” by offering precise unweighting in one percent increments to as low as 20 percent of your body weight.  AlterG’s unique precision gives patients the ability to set the precise point where exercise becomes pain free and provides clinicians a way to accurately measure patient progress.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides precise early partial weight-bearing following injury or surgery to restore natural gait and range of motion.  It enables muscle, joint and nerve retraining that enhances balance and confidence, and improves gait and stride length.  The AlterG also provides 'prehab' conditioning with significantly reduced pain, allowing patients to build their strength and endurance prior to surgery to help enhance their recovery after surgery.  People who try it overwhelmingly prefer it and 100% of those surveyed say they like it.

The AlterG can be used for:

  • rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
  • rehabilitation after total joint replacement (hip, knee and ankle)
  • gait training in neurologic patients
  • strengthening and conditioning in older patients
  • weight control and reduction
  • sport specific conditioning programs
  • aerobic conditioning

The world’s best athletes and sports teams consider the AlterG an essential part of their conditioning and rehabilitation programmes.  Now you have the chance to benefit from this state-of-the-art piece of equipment.

Contact us now for more information or to book an induction on the AlterG.

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