AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is proud to offer the latest technology in rehabilitation and training in central Iowa. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides patients a therapy option unlike any other.

The AlterG allows a patient to unweight his or her body in one percent increments up to an 80 percent reduction in body weight. Unlike pool therapy, AlterG allows a patient complete control over his or her return to full weight bearing. In addition to traditional physical therapy purposes, AlterG is being used in performance training centers, professional sports teams and colleges and universities.

Typical uses for AlterG include:

  • Athletic and endurance training
  • Post-surgical foot, knee and hip injuries
  • Stress fractures and ankle sprains
  • Weight-control programs

A three-camera video system enables the physical therapist and patient to view instant visual feedback. This feedback allows the therapist to monitor progress, while helping the patient acheive the most efficient return to normal activities and sports.