Athletes and the AlterG
The AlterG, or anti-gravity, treadmill is a groundbreaking training tool that allows for precise unweighting 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 workouts without over-stressing muscles and joints. The athlete is able to build muscle, improve balance and coordination, challenge their cardiovascular 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 not only 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 pattern and enhance proprioception and neuromuscular control, as well as improve balance and endurance. Patients recover more quickly, and with less pain and fewer setbacks.
Weight loss and the AlterG
The AlterG treadmill is not only instrumental in rehabilitating after injury, but also has revolutionized a patient’s ability to burn calories safely while reducing stress on lower body joints and muscles. Patients can exercise more intensively while unweighted and walk or even run without pain. Patients have the confidence to work out longer on the AlterG treadmill, therefore burning more calories. Our weight-loss patients are thrilled to be able to exercise pain-free and to feel as if they can “push” themselves more aerobically.
Pricing and Options for AlterG Usage:
We’re fortunate to be one of the few facilities in New York City to have an AlterG treadmill, and we want to make sure as many people as possible can experience the benefits of gravity-less running! The additional revenue we gain by charging for its use offsets maintenance and equipment costs.
Patients can purchase either multi-session passes (1-, 5- or 10-session) or join our monthly membership program (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 two 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 those who have PT appointments scheduled for rehab or prehab at Paspa PT.
1 30-minute session: $10
5-session Pass: $40
10-session Pass: $75
Applies to those not currently in a rehabilitation program at Paspa PT.
1 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 unlimited sessions with a max session length of 120 minutes.