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AlterG Treadmill

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by RobinP, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member


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    Perhaps I am well behind the times as I have not come across one of these before

    Anyone have any experience of them or have any comments on them?

    http://www.alter-g.com/
     

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  2. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    RP,

    A little behind the times yes, but we'll allow it given you live on the IOM... ;)

    We have one in one of the clinics I work in - if you're down this way soon let me know and you can see it for yourself.
     
  3. Ian Drakard

    Ian Drakard Active Member

    Ian- to be fair to Robin the Iom is about 20 years behind the times, so I reckon by that standard he is actually 10 years ahead on this ;)
     
  4. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Harsh......but true.

    So is it good? I'm not thinking about buying one(someone is introducing one to a gym in the IOM[there is a grand opening by Neil Armstrong]) but seems like a pretty useful tool.

    Anything that reduces forces on pathological tissues will help - ZOOS and all that. Does it allow people to rehab faster in your valued opinions?
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    I don't have loads of experience with it, nor do I use it with any sort of regularity.

    That said, it's fair to say that it generally allows functional rehab to begin earlier. The ability to alter loading (think you can take it as low at 20% body weight from memory) obviously allows runner patients to run much sooner than you'd normally advise. Beneficial from both an ongoing CV fitness, and a movement pattern perspective (perhaps). Certainly better for their (and in turn your) sanity too.

    By all accounts they are pretty decent for post op patients too. I know there are a few of these in private clinics around London. I understand most Premiership football clubs in London also have one (or at the very least access to one).

    Thats my sum total of knowledge on them my friend.
     
  6. I know that Amol Saxena, DPM, who treats a lot of athletes in the San Francisco Bay area likes the unit (I think he may be an investor in the company also?). I don't know of anyone here in Sacramento that has one. I haven't used it but think it could be helpful for higher-end amateur or professional athletes in order to speed the rehab process.

    http://www.alter-g.com/protocol/grade-iii-lateral-ankle-sprain
     
  7. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks

    There is a demo on this weekend so i will endeavour to go along and take a look

    Cheers
     
  8. Andy Parker

    Andy Parker Welcome New Poster

    Hi, I'm the guy with the AlterG on the isle of man. There's only one way to appreciate what it can do and that's to give it a go. Had excellent results from a very varied cross section of people and issues. Give me a shout back and we'll get you straight on.
     
  9. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andy

    My email is robinperrie@gmail.com. Drop me a line and we will see if we can meet up. I was head of childcare when the demo was on so couldn't make it sorry but very interested

    Regards,

    Robin
     
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    Hi Andy,
    So 3 and a bit years on, how have you found the AlterG? Are you a Podiatrist or health professional? Just wondered if you use it for a particular group of patients/clients and would appreciate your feedback.
    Many thanks
    Helen
     
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    Table and figure for Max plantar force at different BW and running speeds attached for those interested. Will upload full paper soon.
     

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  15. Athol Thomson

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    Table for contact times at different running speeds and BW
     

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    Better quality table and figure attached.
     

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