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Alter G is a Physiotherapist led session and is only suitable for members who are regularly walking at home and can manages steps/stairs. Unfortunately Alter G is not suitable for wheelchair members, please see other classes.
Alter G is an anti-gravity treadmill developed with NASA technology for rehabilitation using partial body weight. It is ideal for gait/walking training for neurological conditions in a controlled environment.
The Alter G allows low impact walking using air pressure technology.
Members will need to wear neoprene shorts over their own clothes that zip into a pressurized, airtight compartment. This allows us to reduce the member’s body weight to facilitate a better walking pattern by lowering the impact on joints and muscles. It also allows us to facilitate a more normal walking speed for the individual to promote automatic walking and potentially carry over of this when off the treadmill.
The Alter G has a real time camera system attached so members can see their own walking and the Physio can assess and point out altered patterns encouraging a change to improve quality of their walking.