AlterG Press Release 02-13-14

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AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmills Altering How San Antonio Rehabilitates

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 13, 2014) - Promotion Physical Therapy is pleased to introduce cutting edge physical therapy to San Antonio. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill - the first and only unweighted treadmill - brings unforeseen advances to physical training and rehabilitation.

Promotion Physical Therapy, a front runner in physical therapy services, sports training and recovery programs, is excited to offer this state-of-the-art technique to its San Antonio area clients.

Dr. Justin Martindale, Promotion's co-founder and president, initiated adding AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills to his physical therapy practice after sustaining a traumatic leg injury in 2011 and experiencing the life-changing benefits of unweighted, therapeutic exercise first-hand. Now, this advanced technology - once only accessible via nationally renowned hospitals and elite training facilities - is available at Promotion Physical Therapy's North Central location.

Benefits of anti-gravity treatment

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills utilize NASA-patented Differential Air Pressure "unweighting" technology, which works by inflating an air chamber in order to reduce stress on the body's lower extremities. This allows users to run while supporting as little as 20 percent of their actual body weight!

Less impact on joints and muscles results in less pain and more gain. Users describe their initial experience on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill as floating and flying, or like "Superman," according to one pediatric patient.

AlterG's anti-gravity therapy incorporates the three "S's" - Support, Safety and Stability - to transcend what traditional exercise equipment can accomplish. The many gains AlterG users experience include:

  • Ability to get moving earlier post-trauma
  • Shortened recovery time from surgery or injury
  • Sustained cardiovascular health during recovery
  • Improved mobility, balance, muscle movement, strength and coordination
  • Uncompromised gait
  • Weight loss
  • More effective recovery overall
  • Motivation and restored self confidence

Who uses the AlterG®
AlterG anti-gravity treatment serves a vast following, from patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, stroke and obesity to those recovering from knee replacements and orthopedic injury. Both professional athletes, such as NBA champion Kobe Bryant, and weekend competitors benefit from using the AlterG, as a training platform as well as a restorative tool in countering the toils of athletics.

The Promotion prescription

Promotion Physical Therapy offers a highly educated staff of Doctors of Physical Therapy, who are also fellowship-trained by the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists.

"We go the extra mile to ensure they are experts in treating orthopedic dysfunction," Dr. Martindale says.

The Promotion team is now able to utilize the AlterG F320 Anti-Gravity Treadmill to treat a broad clientele that includes:

  • Pediatric patients
  • Obstetric patients
  • Arthritis sufferers
  • Podiatry and orthopedic referrals
  • NBA, NBL and NBA athletes
  • Professional triathletes, cyclists and Ironman Champions

About AlterG, Inc.
Fremont, California-based AlterG, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Sean Whalen, who developed the technology for the first anti-gravity treadmill in his family garage. Having since received the 2010 Gold Medal for Medical Design Excellence Award for this innovation, AlterG, Inc. now supplies its treadmills and other mobility enhancement products, including LiftAccess and the Bionic Leg, to professional athletes and orthopedic patients worldwide.

About Promotion Physical Therapy
Promotion Physical Therapy, established in 2005, operates three clinics in the San Antonio area offering comprehensive physical therapy services that include aquatic therapy, vestibular rehabilitation therapy, sports performing training and a host of nutrition and wellness resources. For more information about Promotion Physical Therapy services, visit

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