Running After Two Knee Replacements
Explore the Possibilities with AlterG
After two knee replacements six months apart, Faye from Premier Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, Florida, shares her experience of running for the first time in years after incorporating the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill into her rehab.
Using NASA-patented differential air-pressure unweighting technology, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows patients to experience reduced bodyweight by as much as 80 percent. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows patients of varying diagnosis to rehab lower extremity injuries, neurological conditions, and mobility impairment with less impact, reduced stress on joints, and a new outlook on recovery.
"It felt so good, I started to cry,” recalled Faye after running for the first time in years while using the Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
Once a patient regains enough mobility after knee replacement surgery, the initial treatment often includes a walking program on the Anti-Gravity Treadmill at a low percentage of bodyweight. Early mobilization of gait mechanics will reduce the chances of developing gait abnormalities in the future, and will also facilitate a speedier transition from an assistive device. Gait training on the Anti-Gravity Treadmill often includes soft tissue mobilization, patellar mobilization, joint mobilization, knee strength, and stability exercises with the hope of restoring the patient’s normal gait.
Watch Faye experience life-changing progress while using the Anti-Gravity Treadmill in her rehabilitation.