The Alter-G is a specialist treadmill that encloses the patient's lower body in an "airtight bubble", which allows the patient to walk, jog or run at as low as 20% of their bodyweight. As well as reduced weightbearing, the treadmill also eliminates the risk of falling.
The Alter-G can be a useful tool in the early stages of rehabilitation of patients following severe lower limb fractures/surgery. The ability to precisely control the percentage of weightbearing allows the patient to exercise without affecting healing or increasing pain.
The Alter-G can also be very effective and safe environment for gait retraining following neurological injuries such as brain injury or partial spinal cord injury.
Alternatives to the Alter-G for early-stage gait and balance retraining are our LiteGait Bodyweight Support System and Treadmill and hydrotherapy. Our specialist physiotherapists will be happy to discuss which option is most appropriate for you.
Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment at any one of our occupational health clinics.
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