A Treadmill Created by NASA Altering How Quebec Rehabilitates

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, March 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Available in Quebec since January, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill – the first and only zero gravity treadmill – brings unforeseen advances to physical training and rehabilitation.

This advanced technology – once only accessible only in the United States via nationally renowned hospitals and elite training facilities – is now available in Quebec, exclusively at the West Island (Dollard-des-Ormeaux) and Montreal Downtown (Westmount) Action Sport Physio clinics.

The Benefits of an Anti-Gravity Treatment

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill utilizes NASA-patented Differential Air Pressure "unweighting" technology, which works by inflating an air chamber in order to reduce stress on the body's lower extremities. This allows users to run while supporting as little as 20 percent of their actual body weight.

Less impact on joints and muscles results in less pain and more gain. Users describe their initial experience on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill as floating and flying, or like "Superman," according to one pediatric patient.

The AlterG's anti-gravity therapy incorporates the three "S's" – Support, Safety and Stability – to transcend what traditional exercise equipment can accomplish. The many gains AlterG users experience include:

  • Ability to get moving earlier post-trauma
  • Shortened recovery time from surgery or injury
  • Sustained cardiovascular health during recovery
  • Improved mobility, balance, muscle movement, strength and coordination
  • Uncompromised gait
  • Weight loss
  • More effective recovery overall
  • Motivation and restored self confidence


Who uses the AlterG®

The AlterG anti-gravity treatment serves a vast following, from patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, stroke and obesity to those recovering from knee replacements and orthopedic injury. Both professional athletes, such as NBA champion Kobe Bryant, and weekend competitors benefit from using the AlterG, as a training platform as well as a restorative tool in countering the toils of athletics.

About AlterG, Inc.

Fremont, California-based AlterG, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Sean Whalen, who developed the technology for the first anti-gravity treadmill in his family garage. Having since received the 2010 Gold Medal for Medical Design Excellence Award for this innovation, AlterG, Inc. now supplies its treadmills and other mobility enhancement products, including the LiftAccess harness and the Bionic Leg, to professional athletes and orthopedic patients worldwide.

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About Action Sport Physio

With a network of clinics across the province, our 400 multidisciplinary health and rehabilitation professionals are available and accessible to all. Specializing in physiotherapy and sports medicine for more than 30 years, our clinics offer a complete array of multidisciplinary services to help the patient come back to life and be the same as before the accident, before the injury, before the pain settles. Action Sport Physio gives its patients back what they have lost. Back to life…to move on with your life!TM

For more information about Action Sport Physio, visit www.actionsportphysio.com.


SOURCE Action Sport Médecine International

For further information: Anne Bégin, V-P, Public Relations and Marketing, Action Sport Médecine International (the Action Sport Physio clinics), Cell phone: 514.238.9111 , Phone: 514.624.5000, ext. 222, 3883 St-Jean Blvd., suite 500, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9G 3B9


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