Promotion Physical Therapy Helps Patients Train Smarter, Rehab Faster and Safer with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
San Antonio, TX – Promotion Physical Therapy, dedicated to always being on the forefront for Physical Therapy services, Sports Training and Recovery programs, today announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs.
After suffering from a traumatic leg injury in 2011, fracturing his tibia and fibia and nearly losing his leg. Dr. Justin Martindale just knew that San Antonio and surrounding areas needed some cutting edge Rehab and Training options that were not currently being offered. Martindale underwent extensive physical therapy and rehab for 18 months for his traumatic injury.
“I only wish that this equipment had been available to me sooner”, says Dr. Martindale. With great surgeons and physical therapy, Dr. Martindale’s leg was thankfully spared. However, with the type of injury that he experienced, running was likely not an option.
Usually, only found in the most elite locker rooms of NBA, NFL, NCAA track & field, football & baseball teams, Promotion Physical Therapy, is offering the “AlterG” Anti Gravity treadmill at its North Central Location. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population, and weight loss, which can help remove major obstacles associated with these activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at Promotion Physical Therapy can now rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the AlterG.
With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting – up to 80% of a person’s body weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.
According to Martindale, “Because of the type of injury that I experienced running a few meters at full weight became extremely painful. With the Alter G, I can now incorporate running into my everyday workout program. I cannot begin to tell you how exhilarating that is, to be able to do something that you love so much but lost due to injury, the feeling is overwhelming every time I am in the Alter G, I have such an appreciation that I can run again”.