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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill at FYZICAL

FYZICAL Palm Beach has recently added the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill in the Lake Worth Center. The AlterG is a state of the art un-weighting treadmill, which allows patients to reduce their body weight by up to 80% while they walk or run.

This technology adds a new dimension to the care and treatment provided at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers!  Whether it is an athlete trying to build mileage, or someone with degenerative joint disease wanting to walk without pain, our AlterG can be beneficial for weight-bearing issues. The AlterG will allows patients to walk sooner during the rehabilitation process by un-weighting them, it facilitates a normalized gait pattern and reduces fear and pain.

Other indications that the Anti-Gravity Treadmill has been useful for include:

  • Post-surgical patients who are progressing their weight bearing status
  • Deconditioned and bariatric individuals
  • Patients with plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, tendonitis, chondromalacia patella
  • Athletes who want to increase mileage or speed without injury
  • Patients impaired by degenerative joint disease


Total hip and knee replacements:

A young man continued to walk with a limp 2 years after a total hip replacement can now walk with ease after several weeks of treatment using the AlterG.

Patients with poor balance or fear of walking:

An older woman with a high fall risk who wouldn’t take normal step lengths due to her fear of falling has improved her confidence and gait pattern after several weeks using the Alter G


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