Lancaster General Health is the first to offer the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, an innovative technology that allows users to “reduce” their weight on the device by up to 80 percent. Using the AlterG, users can run or walk normally without bearing their full weight, reducing the strain and impact on recovering joints, bones, or muscles.
Based on technology developed by NASA, the AlterG is the only FDA-approved rehabilitation device of its kind, and is used by professional sports teams, college athletic programs, and nationally renowned hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.
Now the AlterG is available at the Physical Therapy Department at the Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, in Lancaster. Sessions are available by appointment only. To schedule, call (717) 544-3270.
The Benefits of AlterG
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill represents a significant innovation in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and training for users:
Recovering from sports injury, orthopedic surgery, or problems of the hip, leg, knee, ankle, foot, or toes;
Rehabilitating after a stroke or other neurological issues, such as Parkinson’s Disease, that affect walking;
Seeking to lose weight but for whom sustained walking or running is not yet possible.
Who are athletes or fitness enthusiasts who need access to the latest training technology.
The AlterG encourages natural movement, helps prevent falls, and benefits those recovering from injury as well as those who want to improve their physical fitness or athletic performance. No special training or skill is required. Visit www.AlterG.com to learn more.
Accessing the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Try the AlterG for free just by calling Physical Therapy (717) 544-3270 and scheduling a 20-minute session. Click here to request your appointment online.
For patients who want to experience the latest training technology as part of their personal fitness plan, patients can access the AlterG directly at affordable rates if insurance coverage is exhausted.
When used as part of physical therapy, access to the AlterG may be covered by most insurance plans.