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The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ is a rehabilitation treadmill used to reduce stress on injuries and joints in the lower body. Book online today
The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is a rehabilitation treadmill used to reduce stress on injuries and joints in the lower body. It can help patients to rehabilitate safely with less pain, and reduce the risk of re-injury. Despite it being a treadmill, you can do far more than just run and walk on the machine. For example, you can perform a range of exercises that may not be possible without the ability to reduce your body weight.
The anti-gravity treadmill reduces the load on the body by regulating air in a pressure-controlled compartment.
During your session you will be asked to wear elastic shorts with a zipped waistband. You’ll step into the treadmill compartment, which also has a zip, to create a seal. The compartment fills with air, which is regulated by your physiotherapist to vary how much of your weight is offloaded. This creates a reduced-gravity environment which makes exercise easier, enabling you to walk or run on a flat, on an up and down gradient, or by walking forwards or backwards.
Before booking a session on the AlterG® treadmill, you will need a full physiotherapy assessment, which is priced from £54*.
A session on the AlterG® costs from £42*.
Some hospitals offer packages for patients to benefit from regular access to the AlterG®. Please discuss this with your preferred location.
The length of the session will depend on a number of factors, such as your condition, level of pain or any medical conditions that may restrict exercise. Your physiotherapist will devise a plan tailored to your needs and discuss this with you.
We do not recommend that you use the treadmill if you are pregnant.
The AlterG® treadmill is a fantastic treatment option for a variety of patients, including:
You may benefit from sessions on the AlterG® treadmill if you experience pain or stiffness in your joints on weight bearing, need to build strength following an operation, or want to enhance your sports performance.
Cancer patients who are feeling fatigued after treatment may also find it beneficial as a way to rebuild muscle strength, thanks to the body weight reduction technology.
The AlterG® can also give a boost of confidence if you have a long-term condition that has prevented you from walking or running with ease.
Choice of locations - many BMI Healthcare physiotherapy departments have an Alter G® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® across the UK at the following hospitals:
Individualised care - your physiotherapist will work with you to provide a thorough assessment, analysis and treatment plan.
Fast access - you don't need a GP referral to access the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® at BMI Healthcare. We can offer appointments quickly, usually within 48 hours.
We have a number of AlterG® treadmills in our hospitals around the country. For more information call 0800 404 6660, or make an online enquiry.
*This is a starting from price and varies by hospital