Gait Training on the Anti-Gravity Treadmill
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The Anti-Gravity Treadmill’s bodyweight support is a great tool for decreasing pain, protecting healing tissue, and encouraging normal mechanics for the user. In addition to walking, the patient can perform any closed-kinetic chain activities at partial bodyweight. With the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, users can begin to safely load the lower extremities sooner after an injury or after surgery.
First, zip the patient into the Anti-Gravity Treadmill and start them at a comfortable walking speed. Then adjust bodyweight support to eliminate pain for the patient. Through the windows of the bag, the physical therapist can evaluate gait mechanics. The AlterG monitoring system allows patients to have a front view of their gait pattern and respond to verbal and visual cues to improve their mechanics. The physical therapist can adjust walking speed and progressively load bodyweight until the patient is comfortable at 100 percent.
Watch Jacon demonstrate the possibilities of gait-training on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.