Category Archives: Athletics

5 Common Injuries to Avoid this Holiday Season

Holiday season is upon us, that time of year when things get super busy—at least they will be here at AlterG. Office parties, white elephant celebrations…super fun AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill dance contests. Okay maybe not that crazy. This year, we’re all about keeping the festivities safe and injury-free. Why? Because none of us can forget […]
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6 Exercises to Get Ready for Ski and Snowboard Season

  Can you feel it? That cool whisper creeping into the air? Shorter days. Colder temperatures. Like it or not, winter is coming, and we’re not talking Game of Thrones. We’re talking ski and snowboard season up on the mountain, that joyous time of year where the promise of a bluebird day draws eager riders […]
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Improve Your Gait, Accelerate Recovery

As we mentioned in our previous post, gait—the manner in which you walk or run—can have a significant impact on a person’s mobility, limb health, and recovery time. It’s no wonder, then, that physical therapists often rely on gait analysis to help prevent injury, improve endurance and conditioning, and accelerate recovery.
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How Your Gait Impacts Your Health

Have you ever considered how you walk? Not how fast or how stylish, but in what manner? That’s called gait—your walking style—and it can have a considerable impact on your health. The body is an impressive, interconnected system. Making it move requires coordination between hundreds of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Proper biomechanics ensure that […]
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Exercises That Can Help Alleviate Gastroparesis Symptoms

Although relatively unknown, Gastroparesis is a chronic digestive condition that affects hundreds of thousands of people a year in the U.S. alone. This condition inhibits the otherwise strong muscle contractions that propel digestive matter from the stomach through the digestive tract, slowing the digestive process to a crawl. The result is a variety of symptoms […]
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Using the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Improve Running

In a sport like running—one so ancient and fundamental—each millisecond, each minute body movement, counts. The race against time, against ourselves, requires close attention to all that goes into that next bounding step, from gait to conditioning to recovery. And analyzing and improving running is something the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is particularly well suited for.
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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life.
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The Hidden Value of Patient Education During Physical Therapy

Patient education is more than just checking off a box, especially during physical therapy. Visitors to our clinic often come in with two very simple questions: “Is this going to hurt?” and “How long is it going to take?” Some are quite skeptical, while others are reluctant to commit to the process. After all, the […]
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Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: How to Start Small and Build

For those living with an autoimmune disease there is no one-size-fits-all approach—not for diet, emotional health, or exercise. Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac disease, lupus—the list is long (very long), affecting nearly every part of the body.
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Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics: A Measured Approach

Patients with Type II diabetes typically benefit from exercise. Losing weight, gaining muscle, or just becoming more active can help patients get their blood glucose levels under control and may help with some of the symptoms caused by diabetes. Getting the most from a workout doesn’t have to be difficult, and patients with diabetes can […]
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