I purchased the AlterG® for my practice in 2012 and it has been a great asset in my clinic. It is an essential tool that I use with as many of my patients as I can. I have patients who have not run in years who are able to fly. The smiles on their faces are so exciting. The versatility of being able to use the AlterG as an unweighting system without harnesses and having to change into swimsuits with a wet area are amazing. We have had some interaction with the local running store in rehabilitating some runners. As we market the AlterG or patients go back to their referring physicians and tell them of their personal successes with the AlterG we get requests specifically asking for AlterG to be part of the rehab tools used with their patients. Some of our patients after graduation love the AlterG so much that they come specifically for that purpose to run on the AlterG. The physical therapy patients that have been helped are weight bearing restricted or pain limiting the ability to bear weight. Runners who have had metatarsal stretch fractures have been able to start back on their running program earlier reducing their deconditioning and return to their sport faster. One specific episode occurred with a marathon runner who had qualified and was scheduled to run the Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, she developed a stress fracture and this may have stopped her participation in the Boston Marathon. She was able to begin her running program sooner and did not lose her cardiovascular fitness and later ran the Boston Marathon with no pain successfully. I have used the AlterG on total knee replacements, ankle and foot surgeries successfully an improving their gait pattern, muscle recruitment firing at appropriate times which has increased their function early in rehabilitation. I have a patient who has been helped considerably with the AlterG. His diagnosis was incomplete paraplegia in the lower extremities. being able to walk with a normal gait pattern on the AlterG has improved his overall cardiovascular fitness and enhanced the strengthening of the lower extremities. One use of the AlterG who has had benefit was a person who has had extensive lower lumbar spine issues with an L4 nerve root compression and significant foot drop. He has had a histroy of multiple myeloma cancer which has caused considerable deconditioning over the years. he is unable to walk without a rolling walker. on the AlterG he is able to walk briskly and even do a slow jog which has improved the overall cardiovascular fitness and his health in general.
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