Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you are a serious runner, you have probably had at least one leg injury. Miles and miles of pounding on hard surfaces can cause unwanted stress fractures. These stress fractures may keep runners off the trails and roads, and inhibit future performances due to deconditioning. Fortunately, a top-of-the-line anti-gravity treadmill is available for maintaining fitness while recovering from injury. There have been many models of anti-gravity running devices, but none as practical as AlterG Treadmills. By reducing body weight up to 80% with their Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, this low-impact running alternative can help athletes recovering from stress injuries. Many professional athletes use the AlterG treadmill for preventing or rehabilitating stress- related injuries. Former Washington Husky track star, Katie Follet, is shown on the AlterG in the video below.
AlterG provides three different types of treadmills including models designed specifically for therapy, performance, and even the elderly. These anti-gravity treadmills can be found in various athletic facilities, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Although these anti-gravity treadmills are available for personal use, they come with a steep price tag. AlterG offers various models equipped with the same anti-gravity technology with a cost of $24,500 - $75,000. Training on the AlterG while recovering from injury is one of the most innovative and effective methods athletes are using for optimized return-to-play.