Rehabilitation with the modern Anti Gravity Treadmill
What is the anti-gravity treadmill?
The modern anti gravity treadmill allows normal walking or running combined with an exactly controlled reduction of bodyweight.
While a normal pattern of gait is possible inside the anti gravity treadmill the effect of gravity is partially or completely eliminated. This is particularly beneficial for patients with painful joint conditions on the lower extremity (leg), overweight patients or for patients after surgery.
The application of anti gravity treadmill training is always preceded by a medical examination. The anti gravity training is supervised by a physiotherapist.
Medical principle of the Anti Gravity treadmill
Application of the Anti Gravity System after...
- Knee arthroscopy
- Cartilage replacement of the knee
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip prosthesis
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Knee prosthesis
- Ankle Prosthesis
- Cartilage transplant of the ankle
- Ankle osteotomy
This special treadmill allows natural walking or running with an adjustable body weight reduction of up to 80% of the patient's own body weight. Thus, the patient benefits from the health benefits of walking under significant reduction of his/her body weight.
This therapy is particularly beneficial for all patients with diseases or after surgery of the lower extremities: diseases of the hip, knee and ankle.
The brain and the neurological motor system experience and learn a natural movement pattern from the normal running motion. This may bring significant improvements to patients with neurological diseases.
The movement pattern on the AG-treadmill corresponds to the activities of daily walking and running far better than all previous methods used in physiotherapy. The positive impact of walking and running under weight relief for the rehabilitation process is significant. It prevents pain related atypical motor patterns from getting hard wired into the patient's brain.
Therapy objectives of the anti-gravity treadmill
The anti-gravity treatment may be applied for a number of reasons and medical conditions.
The main objective is weight reduction, allowing early training after surgery and supporting a normal gait pattern.