A Jersey City doctor called me up recently, shocked that I was able to get his Physical Therapy patient back from a serious knee injury so fast and back to running again. He asked me a question that I get all the time:
"How did you get the patient back?"
As a Physical Therapist, there are many exercise and manual therapy tools that I have at my disposal, and as Physical Therapist that specializes in running, I have almost 2 decades of hands on Physical Therapy experience with runners and athletes of all shapes and sizes. So I know that I have the knowledge necessary to get you back quickly. But for the last 3 years, I've been using a tool, the first ever in both Elizabeth and Jersey City for Physical Therapy patients, that has made my process so much more streamlined and efficient for knee pain. And that tool is...
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
But what is it that makes the treadmill so effective with Physical Therapy and knee pain?
First, the treadmill allows you to reduce the amount of stress on your knees while you run by using anti-gravity technology that allows you to reduce up to 80% of your body weight during use. So while you're training or rehabbing, you're essentially running on air with no stress on your lower extremities, eliminating pain caused by body weight stress.
And second, since you're able to remove pain very easily with the AlterG Treadmill, you're able to go through a Physical Therapy program while also still training. With the old Physical Therapy model, trying to lessen knee pain meant that you couldn't run, because the body weight stress while running was causing more pain. And if you can't run, then you're losing your conditioning. With the AlterG, the machine removes the stress for you. So you can still keep up your conditioning in the clinic by running without pain while simultaneously working on your running craft to get you stronger. It makes your recovery time that much shorter and more efficient.
But don't take my word for it. Listen to our patients.
If you're looking for the best option out there, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is ready to get you back into the game!
Dr. James Pumarada is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 18+ years of experience. He is a Sports Therapy Certified therapist, focusing on treating and training runners of all levels, and is a certified Vestibular therapist, specializing in the treatment of all dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance issues.