AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows you to push your training and physical therapy further than ever before by reducing the effects of gravity. Originally developed at NASA as part of an effort to help astronauts maintain fitness during prolonged space flight, the AlterG uses a pressurized enclosure to provide a counterforce to your body weight. This treadmill has been cleared by the FDA as a medical device applicable for uses in rehabilitation after lower extremity injury or surgery, aerobic conditioning and weight control. It can also be used for gait training with neurological patients and strength and conditioning for older patients. The AlterG is also being used as a training and conditioning tool by athletes to help reduce the risk of impact-related injuries while exercising.
What the AlterG Can Do
- Reduce gravity's impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight
- Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
- Improve mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions
- Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted
- Train without pain and reduce stress to joints and muscles
- Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition
Who Can Use it?
This unique device can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment and is covered by insurance when medically necessary. If you are not actively in physical therapy at Baylor Scott & White Rehab, you can choose to purchase time on the AlterG for your personal training purposes at the following rates.
- $25 for one, 30-minute session
- $50 for three, 30-minute sessions
- $300 for ten, 60-minute sessions
For non-medically necessary users, the AlterG is subject to availability during regular clinic hours and patients who require use based on their treatment will get priority. Limited to one session per day.
Outpatient Locations with the AlterG
Baylor Scott & White Rehab - at The Star | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Dallas Carroll Avenue | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Frisco Coit | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Frisco Main Street | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – McKinney Lake Forest | Baylor Scott & White Rehab - Mesquite Republic | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Richardson Collins | Baylor Scott & White Rehab – Waxahachie