At LycaHealth Orpington, we are proud to offer the revolutionary Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a game-changer in the field of rehabilitation and conditioning. Combining cutting-edge technology developed by NASA with a traditional treadmill, Alter-G creates an unparalleled environment for enhanced performance and recovery.
At LycaHealth Orpington, we are proud to offer the revolutionary AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill, a game-changer in the field of rehabilitation and conditioning. Combining cutting-edge technology developed by NASA with a traditional treadmill, AlterG creates an unparalleled environment for enhanced performance and recovery.
At LycaHealth, we offer physiotherapy assessments to help determine if AlterG is an appropriate treatment for you. We also provide alternative physiotherapy services. Contact us to book an appointment.
During AlterG treatment, the lower body of the patient is sealed in a vacuum chamber. This allows air pressure to support the lower body and facilitate progressive loading necessary for full joint function recovery.
After calibration, speed and incline adjustments can be made just like on a regular treadmill. Because the sides and back of the device are clear, physiotherapists can observe a person’s mobility and gait mechanics. They can provide corrective exercises, as appropriate, to the rehabilitation program.
The AlterG is ideal for those who need to improve mobility, build or maintain fitness, gain strength, or minimise stress on an injured part. It’s especially beneficial for athletes recovering from injuries as it enables retraining of gait without compensation from pain or injury and helps boost cardiovascular conditioning.
The AlterG has various uses, such as injury prevention, training, conditioning, and arthritis pain relief. Research also indicates the use of body assisted support systems like Alter-G in rehabilitation of joint pain such as arthritis or for returning to walk after surgery or conditions like stroke.
Our expert sports physiotherapists will guide you through tailor-made sessions, monitoring your progress and providing personalised exercises to complement the rehabilitation program.
£75 for an Induction session and first use with physio present, then pay-as-you-go £45 for a 30 minute session (independent use).
Or purchase one of our AlterG packages:
Induction and 5 x 30 minute sessions- £200
Induction and 10 x 30 minute sessions £350
The AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill is a specialised treadmill that uses air pressure to reduce the effective weight of the user, allowing them to walk or run with reduced impact and support during rehabilitation and training.
The treadmill has a chamber that surrounds the user’s lower body. By adjusting the air pressure inside the chamber, it can unweight the individual, reducing the impact on their lower limbs while maintaining a natural gait.
The AlterG treadmill is beneficial for a wide range of individuals, including those recovering from injuries, athletes in rehabilitation or training, individuals with mobility issues, and those looking to reduce joint stress during exercise.
Benefits include reduced impact on joints, accelerated rehabilitation, improved mobility, enhanced cardiovascular fitness, and precise gait analysis for athletes.
No, while it is commonly used for rehabilitation, it is also utilised by athletes for training, as it allows them to simulate running or walking at reduced body weight to prevent overuse injuries.
Yes, the amount of unweighting can be adjusted to a specific percentage of your body weight, allowing for a gradual increase or decrease as needed during your session. You can work at as little as 20 percent of your bodyweight, increasing at 1 percent increments.
Yes, many healthcare professionals recommend using the AlterG treadmill during post-operative rehabilitation because it provides controlled, low-impact movement to aid in recovery.
Certain medical conditions and physical limitations may preclude the use of the AlterG treadmill. You will first need an induction with one of our physiotherapists to ensure that you are safe to use the AlterG.
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