AlterG helps cerebral palsy footballer get back on track for European Championship

Harry Baker

Harry’s return to fitness has been helped massively by sessions on the zero gravity AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill at BMI Edgbaston Hospital. It’s enabled him to run with reduced body weight, facilitating a quicker return to sport than otherwise possible, together with the help of his Physiotherapist Rosie Hardy.

Following the treatment on the AlterG® Harry was back running within six weeks. As well as his sessions on the AlterG®, his rehabilitation has also been aided with both strength and balance exercises.

Favoured by sportspeople like Mo Farrah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the AlterG® treadmill encases a person’s lower body in an inflatable capsule which lifts them off their feet and reduces the weight through their legs from between 20% and 100%, allowing users to work hard without bearing their full weight.

Harry has been preparing for the European championship later this year in Holland, and he’s to build on the team’s success last year, finishing fourth in the World Cup, their highest ever finish, and he’s confident that the work he’s done on the AlterG® will hold him in good stead for the championship.

He said, “I’ve really been impressed with how quickly the AlterG® has helped me get my fitness back following injury. The treatment I’ve received from Rosie at the BMI Edgbaston Hospital has been fantastic and I can’t believe I’ve been able to run again so quickly thanks to the AlterG®.”

Categories: Health

Date: 6th April 2018