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About Alter-G

Alter-G at Active Physical Therapy

Developed by Nasa, AlterG is an anti-gravity treadmill that enables athletes to train while recovering from injuries, increase workout intensity without adding stress to joints, and improve mobility and recovery. Active Physical Therapy uses Alter-G with a wide variety of clients who have unique goals that range from weight loss to completing ultra-marathons.

AlterG is committed to creating and uncovering new technologies that help advance the possibilities for recovery, training and improved mobility. By decreasing your body weight down to 20%, you can walk or run without pain! Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, get up and walk without pain, PR in a race, lose weight, regain normal activities, or work out without pain—the Alter G is for you!

Alter-G Athletes

The anti-gravity treadmill enables athletes to:

  • Continue to train while recovering from injury
  • Add training workouts without adding as much stress to their body
  • Perform plyometric and strengthening exercises with reduced impact
  • Train with your natural gait and rhythm
  • Train longer, run faster with minimum stress

The AlterG is an important piece of equipment for professional or recreational athletes. Programs that use the AlterG include:

  • Most of the NFL teams, including world champion New York Giants
  • Most of the NBA teams, including world champion Miami Heat
  • Top NCAA track and field programs
  • Top NCAA football and basketball teams, including Duke and Alabama
  • All of the English Premier League soccer clubs, including Manchester City
Alter-G Runners
  • Rehab AND train with your natural gait and rhythm
  • Reduce your weight to that level where impact is not harmful
  • Maintain fitness while rehabbing
  • Better and more natural than aquatic exercise/rehab
  • Add volume without the wear and tear
  • Great, safe option for over-speed training
  • Active recovery runs can see quicker pace for improved turnover
  • Faster and more frequent running without age’s next day penalty
Alter-G Seniors

The AlterG is a safe way for seniors to take part in physical activity, while maintaining balance and putting less stress on frail joints

The AlterG treadmill can improve the following:

  • Endurance
  • Strengthening
  • Range of motion
  • Balance

Researchers with the New England Journal of Medicine show improvements with exercise such as AlterG balance and strength training

Alter-G Aquatic Therapy

An anti-gravity treadmill allows you to walk on land (we don’t live in water!).

  • Allows you to train the correct muscles while walking, because walking in water is not natural.

We cannot change your weight in water.

  • An anti-gravity treadmill allows us to gradually take off or add weight, which is more realistic and more likely to improve your condition.

After surgery, aquatic exercise requires you wait until your incisions completely heal; this wasted time causes more muscle atrophy and pain.

  • With an anti-gravity treadmill, you can start walking pain free right away!

Aquatic therapy sessions require significantly more time than traditional care.

  • Some patients have to quit because they cannot find the time to consistently participate. With an anti-gravity treadmill, you wear the same clothes you came in with. We supply the shorts so you can get started right away!
Alter-G Weight Loss
Alter-G Ironman & ultra marathoners
  • Un-weighting allows tired legs to remember quick running gait and muscle patterns
  • Add volume without destructive wear and tear

Client Feedback

Active Physical Therapy Testimonials

Active PT is truly an amazing place with staff that are singularly dedicated to getting you back on your feet properly. I’ve been here for 2 separate issues and I cannot be more happy and satisfied. They’ve helped me fix shoulder and elbow issues and a pinched nerve in my back. Most importantly to me, they were aligned with my goals of getting back to heavy weight training and endurance cycling and created a program tailored to my desires that also fixed my problems. What else could you ask for?
Stuart N.

I have went through PT at another location for months and realized I wasn’t making any progress. Coming to Active PT was like night and day – I learned more about my injury/body then I did in months at the other pt. You have to be willing to do the work but I could feel more confident
and building strength so I could function normally. I cannot recommend Active PT enough if you want to regain your life back. They are a knowledge and caring staff!

Claudia T.

I had the best experience with Active PT! My physical therapist John is knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, and just awesome! Jenna, a PT student about to graduate, was also very impressive with her skills and treatment plan for my needs. I feel stronger now and very well cared for. Thank you! Highly recommend!
Brooke P.

Contact Information

5551 Hilliard Rome Office Park
Hilliard, OH 43026

6877 North High Street, Suite 108
Worthington, OH 43085

15 W 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071

PHONE: 614-850-0500

FAX: 614-850-0540

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