Alter-G Anti Gravity Treadmill
Professional-grade exercise equipment for injury recovery
INTENTIO is proud to have one of the few Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmills in the area at our facility. By supporting up to 80% of a users body weight, this revolutionary piece of equipment is available for use by our clients, as well as by appointment for physician referrals.
Use of a regular treadmill for rehabilitation and training is common, however the main drawback is the need to support your full body weight. The muscular stresses involved, especially during motion may be difficult at best, and damaging at worst.
With this specialized piece of training equipment, a gravity-reduced vacuum chamber supports an adjustable portion of your weight. This decreases the amount of body weight that the legs and core are required to support. The end result is a decreased muscular load, and decreased stress on the joints through “weightless training”.
- Post-Injury Recovery Training: Weightless training is ideally suited for those who cannot currently perform at their regular level. For example, when recovering from an injury, it is essential to begin slowly. Returning to training too quickly can disrupt the healing process and cause more long-term damage. Furthermore, attempting to train too soon may throw off your form, causing compensatory injuries that further hamper your progress. Weightless training with an anti-gravity treadmill allows you to mimic the motions and mileage of running without using your full body weight.
- Amateur Athletes or those who are Overweight: This style of training reduces the impact of heavy body weight on the hip, knee and ankle joints, making it a great way for beginners to get into a new exercise routine. As you gain confidence and reduce your weight, you can enjoyably transition from weightless training to traditional exercise.
- Overspeed Training: Even experienced athletes who have been training regularly benefit from weightless training. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows users to conduct over-speed training, increase leg turnover, and boost their weekly mileage without risking injury or overuse of their joints. Furthermore, as part of a strength program, it is useful for lowering impact during plyometric or load-bearing exercises.
The Alter-G treadmill is available for use of clients undergoing a specific training plan with INTENTIO. We are also able to offer blocks of training time for outside referrals from physicians and training coaches. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Alter-G Non-Member Pricing (each 30-minute block)