Partial Weight Bearing on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Clinical Tips and Tricks for Partial Weight Bearing Patients

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Watch AlterG Clinical Specialist Jacon Chun demonstrate how partial weight bearing patients enter the Anti-Gravity treadmill, calibrate to the proper bodyweight support, and perform closed-kinetic chain exercises to train like never before in another episode of Clinical Tips and Tricks. 

Partial weight bearing patients are able to enjoy the Anti-Gravity Treadmill because it helps them improve their motion while protecting healing tissue.  First, keep the patient’s weight on the uninvolved limb while entering the Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Then calibrate the patient’s bodyweight on the single leg. Because of AlterG’s patented calibration system, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill will still be able sense the patient’s bodyweight to calibrate appropriately while on the single leg. Once calibration is complete, adjust bodyweight support to the level instructed by the physician and then safely set the involved side down. The patient can then perform closed-kinetic chain exercises or walk safely within the chamber. When the session is completed, make sure that the patient is holding up the involved lower extremity when bodyweight is being reintroduced, and assist them out of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill on the uninvolved limb.