ALTERG® BLOG

Can You Walk With a Torn ACL?

In short, the answer is yes‚you can walk with a torn ACL. But there are caveats. First, a story. I remember straining my medial collateral ligament (MCL) during college football practice. The unnatural way the knee bent and the initial pain—I was convinced my season was over. “Can you walk?” asked the coach. And to […]

Can You Walk With a Torn ACL?

In short, the answer is yes‚you can walk with a torn ACL. But there are caveats. First, a story. I remember straining my medial collateral ligament (MCL) during college football practice. The unnatural way the knee bent and the initial pain—I was convinced my season was over. “Can you walk?” asked the coach. And to […]

Healthy Ways to Celebrate Independence Day

The 4th of July is a weekend-long patriotic party and you should have more than enough time to be social, so make sure you take time for self care and healthy celebration during America’s favorite holiday. Feel grateful, healthy and refreshed, not run-down and depleted, when the celebration ends! Here are some healthy ways you […]

Healthy Ways to Celebrate Independence Day

The 4th of July is a weekend-long patriotic party and you should have more than enough time to be social, so make sure you take time for self care and healthy celebration during America’s favorite holiday. Feel grateful, healthy and refreshed, not run-down and depleted, when the celebration ends! Here are some healthy ways you […]

3 Tips for Better Sleep After Meniscus Surgery

Leaving the comfort and attention you get in the hospital after arthroscopic surgery can create a bit of separation anxiety. What now? you ask as you stand up on your crutches for the first time. Come nighttime, you’ll be wondering how you’re expected to get any shuteye. Among the other causes of discomfort that accompany […]

3 Tips for Better Sleep After Meniscus Surgery

Leaving the comfort and attention you get in the hospital after arthroscopic surgery can create a bit of separation anxiety. What now? you ask as you stand up on your crutches for the first time. Come nighttime, you’ll be wondering how you’re expected to get any shuteye. Among the other causes of discomfort that accompany […]

How Should I Prepare for My Session with AlterG?

We get this question a lot: how do I prepare for my session on the AlterG Anti-Gravity™ Treadmill? What should I wear? What do I need to bring along? While there are some special considerations, working out on an Anti-Gravity Treadmill isn’t terribly different from any other physical therapy session. Still, we decided to poll […]

How Should I Prepare for My Session with AlterG?

We get this question a lot: how do I prepare for my session on the AlterG Anti-Gravity™ Treadmill? What should I wear? What do I need to bring along? While there are some special considerations, working out on an Anti-Gravity Treadmill isn’t terribly different from any other physical therapy session. Still, we decided to poll […]

5 Surprising Ways Fitness Can Impact Your Life

Everyone knows fitness can boost your stamina, tone your body and lengthen your lifespan. There are other effects of it, both good and bad, however, that are often misunderstood. Here are the surprising ways regular exercise can impact your life. 1. Different sleep schedule Fitness can either improve or worsen your sleep cycle; it all […]

5 Surprising Ways Fitness Can Impact Your Life

Everyone knows fitness can boost your stamina, tone your body and lengthen your lifespan. There are other effects of it, both good and bad, however, that are often misunderstood. Here are the surprising ways regular exercise can impact your life. 1. Different sleep schedule Fitness can either improve or worsen your sleep cycle; it all […]