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AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Hiawatha is the first in the area to offer the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. The treadmill is the only one which uses NASA-based anti-gravity technology which helps patients with rehabilitation programs.

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. It's Differential Air Pressure technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting - up to 80 percent of a person's body weight so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.

AlterG can be used as part of your physical therapy. Most insurances require a doctor's order for physical therapy. However, the AlterG Treadmill Training program allows individuals to purchase sessions to train on the AlterG Treadmill without a doctor's order. The Alter G Training Program is ideal for runners, but is available to athletes and participants looking for a cardiovascular workout without the full impact on your joints. If you would like more information or to schedule an a free 15 minutes session please call (319) 369-8380.