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TIMOTHY L. FAGERSON, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Alter G

                    Defy Gravity! 

 

The Alter G Treadmill


SOSPT is proud to offer the Alter G "Anti-Gravity" Treadmill starting in June 2017! Read below for more info.

 


 

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Tailoring load is the key to healing, rehabilitation, strength, and training. Walking is a critical function for everyday life for the majority of us and running is a critical ability in many sports. The Alter G is actual walking, running, and exercising in a NASA designed unloading environment. 

The best in class benefits provided by the Alter G are now available to my clients and  the community who need the rehabilitation and training effects of gravity adjusted exercise. Here are some examples of uses for the Alter G: 
  • Athletes ("everyone's an athlete") with knee, hip, ankle, foot, or back issues who are limited in walk or run volume/intensity because of pain. 
  • Rehab after cartilage repair surgery, ACL reconstruction, knee or hip replacement, leg fracture repair, to name the obvious cases where graduated reloading is usually prescribed. Alter G can unload you to as low as 20% of your body weight.
  • The Biggest Loser show has found it invaluable. 
  • Someone with poor balance, eg after a stroke.
  • Distance runners who need a day or two per week of recovery runs. 
  • Athletes in sports like soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, field hockey, and rugby who take alot of stress and strain through their legs week in and week out but who need to train the energy systems (without loading bone, joints and soft tissue too much more) - they may hear the mantras "the ball is everything," "running is everything," "you're only as fit as your ability to recover." The Alter G helps meld the potentially competing concepts of run & recover.
I'm betting on the fact that the Alter G is going to be a huge hit so if you'd like to be one of the beneficiary's come and test it out soon. The plan is to have a small group (10-15 clients or families) with an exclusive fitness membership AND a multi-pack offering for those who need it to for a limited time as part of their rehab (or purchased by a team for use with their athletes).

If interested, please be in touch about scheduling a trial session. I'm planning on holding test run open houses on several Sat a.m.'s in June & July 2017. 

No longer does weight-bearing exercise have to be an all or nothing affair: we can tailor gravity to your needs and symptoms. The Alter G is here and I look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to your health and fitness. Plus, it's fun & cool! Give me a shout to test it out!
Dr. Tim

781-263-9977