AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Athletico is pleased to offer athletes and patients the opportunity to experience the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill at its Gold Coast , GlenviewNiles/Northwest Chicago, Barrington, Naperville Ogden Avenue and Wheaton facilities.

The Technology

Alter G Anti-Gravity TreadmillAlterG’s technology was originally developed at NASA as part of an effort to help astronauts maintain fitness during prolonged space flight.  AlterG combined this technology with an advanced pressure regulation system and a treadmill to produce the first anti-gravity treadmill.  AlterG is the first company to use a pressurized enclosure to provide a counterforce to the person’s body weight, reducing their effective weight on the treadmill surface.The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has been cleared by the FDA as a medical device applicable for uses in rehabilitation after lower extremity injury or surgery, aerobic conditioning, weight control, gait training for neurological conditions, and strengthening and conditioning for older patients.  In addition, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has seen overwhelming adoption as a training and conditioning tool that also reduces the risk of impact-related injuries while exercising.

The Benefits

  • Health and Medical:  The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is ideal for individuals recovering from lower extremity and spine injuries and surgeries and dealing with medical challenges that limit movement or impair mobility.
  • Injury Prevention:  With the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill you’ll get the most out of your training or exercise programs while minimizing the risk of impact-related injuries and training without pain caused by chronic injury.
  • Training & Conditioning:  Use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to augment training and conditioning routines, enhance performance, and allow individuals to continue working out during injury recovery.

Two videos referencing how patients have been using it with weight loss and Parkinson’s disease:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qllqv8S_6QU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkggC-g0vdk

The AlterG is available exclusively at:

Athletico Gold Coast
24 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.951.9700

Athletico Glenview
1500 Waukegan Rd., Ste 250
Glenview, IL 60025
847.657.9445

Athletico Niles/Northwest Chicago
6000 W. Touhy, Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60646
773.774.4291

Athletico Wheaton
1071 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630.682.1785

Athletico Barrington
530 N. Hough St., Ste. 130
Barrington, IL 60010
847.381.0090

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill  can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment and is covered by insurance when medically necessary.  If you are not actively in physical therapy at Athletico, you can choose to purchase time on the AlterG privately to use for your training purposes.

AlterG Pricing

15-minute session $15
30-minute session $25
45-minute session $35
60-minute session $45

For more information, call the Gold Coast facility at 312.951.9700, Glenview facility 847-657-9445, Niles/Northwest Chicago facility at 773.774.4291, Barrington at 847-381-0090, or Wheaton facility 630.682.1785.
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