Anti-Gravity Rehab (Alter-G)

Anti-gravity rehabilitation (Alter-G)

The AlterG is a treadmill that utilizes the technology developed by NASA unweighting users through "differential air pressure". It was initially used as a way for astronauts to exercise and maintain conditioning during space missions. In Sports Rehab it is used for the specialized rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries or surgical procedures, to make aerobic conditioning possible to overweight individuals, assure a computerized body weight/load control, to re-train gait with neurological patients, to deliver strength and conditioning programs for the elderly, and maintaining cardiovascular fitness of the athletes in presence of injury.

It offers therapeutic opportunities in almost all lower extremity cases, in neurological and chronic disease management, and even in the treatment of certain spine and upper extremity injuries.
Over 50 articles on peer-reviewed journals have been published on the use and efficacy of the AlterG’s lower body positive pressure therapy, with more research underway every day.

Examples of orthopedic injuries that can benefit of the AlterG unweighting treadmill inclusion in the rehabilitation program:

  • leg and hip/pelvis fractures
  • ACL reconstruction
  • meniscectomies & meniscus repairs & meniscus transplantations
  • microfracture (cartilage)
  • knee/hip/ankle surgery to repair cartilage damages (transplantations/MACI/OATS/DeNovo/Maioregen/etc.)
  • Achilles’ reconstruction
  • ankle and foot injuries
  • balance deficits
  • hip and knee injuries
  • joint replacement
  • OA and arthritis related pain
  • overuse injuries
  • repetitive stress injuries
  • spine related conditions
  • sports and performance injuries
  • pre- and post-surgical conditions
  • balance & gait training in neurologic patients and/or the elderly
  • over-weight & bariatric patients’ rehabilitation and reconditioning
  • immediate deloaded rehabilitation in post-surgical patients unable to do pool therapy because of the ongoing healing of the surgical incisions

With the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill the rehabilitation takes your recovery and fitness to the next level. Reduce gravity and neutralize impact stress, improve your movement control and enjoy again the pleasure of walking, running, and jumping.
Sports Rehab empowers people to move again, in new painless ways.

Broader applications:

  • major musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, post-traumatic and physical activity related problems
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • chronic conditions (Functional Decline, Diabetes, Peripheral Artery Disease, Arthritis & Inflammatory Joint Diseases, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome/POTS)
  • neurological conditions (Stroke Recovery, Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI), Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy
  • geriatric rehabilitation
  • cancer rehabilitation
  • respiratory rehabilitation
  • physical reconditioning
  • sports/athletic performance (increase training volume safely, high intensity interval Training/HIIT, overspeed training, active recovery)
  • weight loss (obesity)

Many of our patients, athletes, and elite sports teams have made use of this setup in our Sports Rehab facilities to keep training while partially injured or to keep up with their running training program even after major competitions (eg: half marathon, marathon) thanks to the deloading effect which doesn’t impact recently loaded joints and sore muscles.

For this goal, depending on the needs of the patient, we offer:

  • 30 minutes AlterG session = 75 CHF
  • 1 hour AlterG session = 130 CHF
  • 10 pack of AlterG 30' sessions = 650 CHF
  • 10 pack of AlterG 1h sessions = 1000 CHF

Get in touch with us to discover more about anti-gravity rehabilitation and training.