Athletes and the AlterG
The AlterG or anti-gravity treadmill is a ground breaking training tool that allows for precise un-weighting of an individual’s body weight. It is changing the way our athletic population trains, recovers from injury and gets stronger. It is a conditioning tool that is used with both competitive and recreational athletes. Because you decrease load by 1% increments to as low as 20% of an individual’s body weight, you can continue to train while recovering from an injury or you can progress training work-outs without over-stressing muscles and joints. The athlete is able to build muscle, improve balance and coordination, challenge his/her cardio-vascular endurance and push to new levels of speed, efficiency and performance.
Rehabilitation and the AlterG
More and more rehabilitation clinics are seeing the advantages of having the AlterG treadmill. Paspa PT is thrilled to have this treadmill and we find new uses for it every day with our patient population. All ages are using it and the diagnoses are varied. We have found it to be an integral tool for early mobility in post-surgical rehab, but also for gait training cerebellar/neurological disorders, balance dysfunction and strengthening. The AlterG will promote normal gait patterns, enhance proprioception and neuromuscular control as well as improve balance and endurance. Patients recover more quickly, with less pain and fewer set-backs. To find out more about the AlterG treadmill please contact the office.
Weight loss and the AlterG
The AlterG treadmill is not only instrumental in rehabilitating after injury, but it has revolutionized a patient’s ability to burn calories safely, reducing stress on the joints and muscles of the lower body. You can exercise more intensively while un-weighted and walk or even run without pain. Patients have the confidence to work-out longer in the AlterG treadmill, burning more calories. The weight loss patients at Paspa are thrilled to be able to exercise pain-free and to feel as if they can “push” themselves more aerobically.
New Pricing and Options for AlterG Usage:
Starting in 2014, Paspa PT will implement a new pricing structure for using our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills. We’re fortunate to be one of the few facilities in New York City to have a machine — and we want to make sure as many people as possible can experience the benefits of gravity-less running! The additional revenue will simply help off-set maintenance and equipment costs.
Depending on your individual goals, you can either purchase multi-session cards (1, 5 or 10-session passes) or join our monthly membership program for unlimited usage. If you choose to pay as you go, each session is the equivalent of 30 minutes. So, for example, a 45-minute run will count as 2 sessions.
All new patients will receive a 5-session pass to use as a part of their rehab or prehab program.
INDIVIDUAL SESSION FEES
Applies to people who have PT appointments scheduled for rehab or prehab
One 30-Minute Session: $10
5-Session Pass: $40
10-Session Pass: $75
One 30-Minute Session: $25
5-Session Pass: $99
10-Session Pass: $189
Lifestyle Membership: $99/month
Includes up to 3 sessions/week with a max session length of 60 minutes
Performance Membership: $199/month
Includes an unlimited number sessions/week with a max session length of 120 minutes