New Journal Article Highlights Potential Benefits of Lower Body Positive Pressure In Orthopedic Rehabilitation

A journal article published in the June 2010 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation concluded that lower body positive pressure (LBPP) treadmill training devices could be highly effective for rehabilitation after orthopedic injuries and/or orthopedic procedures. Continue reading “New Journal Article Highlights Potential Benefits of Lower Body Positive Pressure In Orthopedic Rehabilitation”

Do You Get The Same Workout On The AlterG?

This is a question that we are often posed here at AlterG.

People understand the benefits that the AlterG provides as far as unloading the lower extremity to provide relief after injuries or after surgery. They get that the unweighting can help people train with less impact and stress to their bodies, thus decreasing the likelihood of stress fractures and joint related injuries. But what they want to know, is are they going to get the same workout? Can they burn the same number of calories? Will it provide the same cardiovascular conditioning that overground training can? Continue reading “Do You Get The Same Workout On The AlterG?”

Practice Makes Perfect: Q & A with Current AlterG Users

On Monday, I had the opportunity to meet with Darwin Fogt, MPT and President of Evolution Physical Therapy. We got to chat a little about how he is using the AlterG in his practice. He has a beautiful facility in a penthouse suite across from the Los Angeles Clippers practice facility. You can read more about him at his website @ www.evolution-pt.com. The following are some excerpts from our conversation: Continue reading “Practice Makes Perfect: Q & A with Current AlterG Users”

Is Barefoot Running For Everyone?

One of the hot topics with runners, podiatrists, and sports physical therapists now is the trend of barefoot running. With more shoemakers jumping on the minimalist bandwagon after seeing the success of others, the question that needs to be posed is whether or not barefoot running is appropriate for everyone? Continue reading “Is Barefoot Running For Everyone?”

Introducing: Jacon Chun – Clinical Specialist

We are very pleased to announce that Jacon Chun has recently joined the AlterG team in the role of Clinical Specialist.

[Jacon will be blogging regularly for us regarding medical issues, injury prevention strategies, training recommendations, and any other pertinent clinical topics. Feel free to contact us with suggestions and follow us for updates on his blogs.  Here is his first blog] Continue reading “Introducing: Jacon Chun – Clinical Specialist”