Category Archives: AlterG Treadmill

What are the Best Exercises for Obese Patients?

Training obese and overweight clients require a balanced, incremental approach. Immobility and the inherent risk for injury, heart attack, and even stroke—it all makes starting with basic movements and stabilization exercises a must. But even the most basic stabilization exercises may be too difficult for overweight patients to attempt. The result can be a frustrated […]
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Exercise for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is progressive, debilitating, and often poses a major obstacle to regular exercise. In some cases, it precludes it entirely. COPD encompasses two general conditions, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, that cause breathing difficulties, phlegm-producing cough, shortness of breath, and other unpleasant symptoms. The cause? Typically, it’s what you might guess: cigarette […]
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Decrease Pain, Encourage Movement in the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

It is something we see time and time again in our clinic: patients struggling with chronic pain. Maybe it is from a recent injury or surgery, or one from long ago. Either way, enduring pain can impact the quality of life, and can often require long-term treatment plans that include heavy doses of pain management […]
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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life.
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7 Exercise Ideas to Improve Memory for Cancer Survivors

Cancer treatment can be a long and stressful process, one that sometimes lasts a lifetime. The shock of diagnosis, the physical and emotional stress of treatment — which sometimes includes surgery, chemotherapy, and various medication regimens — can be a tremendous burden. Then, of course, there is the extraordinary financial impact on patients and their […]
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How You Feel is What You Eat—The Role of Nutrition in Wellness

It’s safe to say that most of us would prefer to be well. After all, who doesn’t like to feel good? Yet, a general state of good health—wellness, as it’s often referred to—is surprisingly elusive when we miss some of the key ingredients. Regular exercise, intellectual stimulation, emotional stability—all of us recognize the important role […]
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Customer Spotlight: University of Vermont Health Network

AlterG came into my life in November of 2014. My husband had just passed away and before he died he told me to “run the marathon” and get the whole experience. He was referring to the Boston Marathon, where my husband, Walter Brown, had been “the starter” for the last 22 years. I had accompanied […]
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Empower Physical Therapy: One Athlete’s Success Story

Halfway through my Marathon Training Plan, I felt a sharp pain in my heel followed by severe pain in my arch. Having been a runner for four years, this pain concerned me since I had never experienced that type of pain before. I was at the point in my training where my mileage would increase […]
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JeriLynn’s Road to Recovery with Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness

Following a catastrophic motor vehicle accident in early 2013, my wife JeriLynn Draper spent seven months in a hospital bed recovering from a long list of injuries that included compound fractures and lost bone fragments in both femurs and fractures in her pelvis, foot, ankle, tibia, ribs, spine, forearms, right hand, head and face. Complications […]
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Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms with Exercise

When multiple sclerosis (MS) disrupts the flow of information within the brain, each person living with the disease experiences different symptoms at different levels of severity. While the disease is unpredictable in so many ways, most people living with MS find that exercise help to improve some symptoms and overall health and well-being. The majority […]
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