AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Training
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Welcome to Albuquerque's first public access AlterG treadmill.
Langford has Albuquerque's first public-access AlterG. We recently purchased an ALTERG treadmill and are offering it for public use. The AlterG is an anti-gravity treadmill used to progress or maintain cardiovascular endurance and training while reducing the load on the legs or hips. We have several runners who use this while they recover from surgery or stress fractures, and they've had incredible success maintaining fitness without risking further injury.
What is the ALTER G?
Thanks to its precise unweighting technology, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows you to push your physical therapy rehabilitation and training further than ever before. You can reduce gravity's impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight and perform walking, running or weight-bearing exercises with less load and stress on your body.
How does it work:
AlterG’s treadmill looks like something from the future--a vacuum-sealed bubble encompassing your lower body and the treadmill belt.
The the machine uses “unweighting technology” to remove pressure from your body and make it feel as though you are running with less body weight. It’s much like running in water, except you will feel a more normal run or walk pattern because there is no resistance from pushing through the water.
Using intuitive controls, you can adjust the amount of support you need. The machine can make you feel up to 80 percent lighter—a basic example would be someone who weighs 100 pounds, could feel as light as 20 pounds on the treadmill. Once the machine calibrates for your body, you can begin to increase the speed and run or walk, just as you would with a regular treadmill.
Who qualifies for the ALTER G:
Patients recovering from an injury or surgery, aiming to relieve the burden from excess weight or deconditioning from an illness or disease.
Patients recovering from an injury or surgery who are under weight-bearing restrictions, but who would like to continue to maintain cardiovascular fitness.**
Seniors who want to age actively and maintain or regain strength and endurance in a supportive, fall-safe environment.
Athletes who want to start rehab sooner, train while protecting or recovering from an injury or surgery, or train under less load for active recovery during your regular training season.
**We must receive written clearance from your physician or physical therapist prior to starting you on the AlterG if you are under weight-bearing restrictions and receiving PT somewhere other than Langford.