Achilles Tendon
Injury
Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • "I started out with 40% body weight and by Christmas my foot was able to handle 85% of my weight. [The AlterG] enabled me to run with a reduced risk of damaging my Achilles.”


    - Derval O'Rourke, World Champion Hurdler (Ireland
  • Achilles Tendon </br> Injury

Why Is the AlterG Ideal for Rehabilitating a Ruptured Achilles Tendon?

Get on your feet sooner. Run and Compete again with confidence!

Be confident that you have the strength and fitness to compete at your best when returning to competition or physical activity. Rehabilitating your ruptured Achilles tendon on the Anti-Gravity Treadmill will allow you to:

  • Gradually and precisely reintroduce bodyweight
  • Increase motion and ankle flexibility
  • Start running sooner with a lower risk of straining
  • Maintain and improve fitness while recovering

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill should be used in rehab following Achilles tendon ruptures (both surgical and non-surgical) as well as with Achilles tendonitis.

It allows you to:

  • Speed up your progress in physical therapy
  • Increase range of motion and functional strength
  • Safely practice dorsiflexion (bending ankle forward and backward)
  • Increase support and stability during lower-leg strengthening (e.g. calf raises)

What Should You Expect while Rehabilitating on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

  • Start weight bearing and functional strengthening exercises sooner.
  • Pinpoint a desired level of bodyweight support.
  • Decrease pain during exercise, walking, and running.
  • Protect your ruptured Achilles tendon during strengthening exercise
  • Progressively load your Achilles tendon to avoid re-injury
  • Easily track your progress.

Try it for yourself!

Click here to start using the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill at a facility near you! You can purchase session packages directly from our website and redeem them at your local physical therapy or fitness facility.