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NASA 'Anti-Gravity' Technology: The Future of Clinical Physiotherapy

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NASA 'Anti-Gravity' Technology: The Future of Clinical Physiotherapy PR Newswire LONDON, September 12, 2012 LONDON, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has been on trial in the Regional Trauma Unit at the NHS Royal Victoria Hospital in

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NASA 'Anti-Gravity' Technology: The Future of
Clinical Physiotherapy
PR Newswire
LONDON, September 12, 2012
LONDON
,
September 12, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has been on trial in the Regional Trauma Unit
at the NHS Royal Victoria Hospital in
Belfast
for the past three months. During
that time over two hundred patients have benefited from the unique 'Anti-
Gravity' technology.
The technology was originally developed at NASA and tested at Nike's Oregon
Research Project by America's top distance runners. The AlterG Anti-Gravity
Treadmill uses 'Differential Air Pressure' that can 'un-weight' up to 80% of a
person's body weight, allowing for stable support while rehabilitating from
injury.
As Doctor Louis O'Connor, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the Regional
Trauma Unit at the NHS Royal Victoria Hospital says
: "We've had the AlterG
Treadmill on loan, in our Fracture Rehabilitation Gym. The majority of patients
have come from a trauma and orthopaedic background and with a significant
amount of lower limb fractures, so from ankle injuries to knee injuries, to hip
injuries to pelvic injuries. There have been also a number of patients with
neurological weakness, patients who have had strokes; patients who have had
head injuries and medical issues. So there has been close to nearly two
hundred patients who have trialled the AlterG during the three-month period
that it's been here."
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill works by filling a sealed chamber with air to
offset a percentage of the weight of the person using it. It has two main
functions: functional rehabilitation, promoting normal gait patterns whilst
maintaining comfortable weight-bearing therapy. This allows people who have
sustained injury, joint replacement or neurological conditions to regain function.
AlterG have built up an unrivaled reputation in the sports sector in UK, having
sold treadmills into nineteen out of the twenty Premiership football clubs, as
well many leading Premiership rugby clubs. AlterG's focus is now to establish
themselves in the healthcare and medical sectors in the UK. Other UK
customers include leading health & leisure club operators, private hospital
groups, military rehabilitation units, sport physiotherapists, personal trainers
and sports coaches.
Watch this short video of Doctor Louis O'Connor and patients talking about the
benefits of the AlterG -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVY0aDtdGpc&feature=plcp
To arrange an interviews with Louis O'Connor or any patients featured in our
videos please contact Henman Communications on M +44(0)7810-448782 /
rph@henmancom.com
More videos at - http://www.youtube.com/user/AlterGInc/feed
For further information and clinical evidence visit - http://www.alterg.eu