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TIMOTHY L. FAGERSON, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Tread

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AlterG "Anti-Gravity" Treadmill

SOSPT is proud to offer the AlterG "Anti-Gravity" Treadmill for your Rehab, Training, and Wellness needs.

***SOS-PT on WCVB Channel 5 News Sept 2017***

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"I really believe that it gives us an opportunity to do more volume and do more quality. When you step to the line and you know your volume is up and your quality is up, you know you're going to run faster." Alberto Salazar

AlterG Clinical Protocols: AlterG Clinical Protocols

Tailoring load is key to successful 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 most sports. The AlterG is actual walking, running, and exercising in a NASA designed unloading environment. 

The best in class benefits provided by the AlterG 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 AlterG: 
  • 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. AlterG 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 or, as Salazar says, want to do more volume and more quality.
  • 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 AlterG helps meld the potentially competing concepts of run & recover and allows you to build cardiopulmonary capacity with much less risk of musculoskeletal overuse injury.

No longer does weight-bearing exercise have to be an all or nothing affair: we can tailor gravity to your needs and symptoms. The AlterG 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