Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Gift of Running | Week 2

Ever since I started walking, post-hemorrhage, the goal has been to relearn how to run on my own.  At the beginning of each year, I sit down and work out a set of realistic goals for recovery in that year.  Every year, at the top of my goal list is the following goal:
Posted in Rehabilitation, Success Stories | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Practice Makes Perfect: Q & A with Current AlterG Users

On Monday, I had the opportunity to meet with Darwin Fogt, MPT and President of Evolution Physical Therapy. We got to chat a little about how he is using the AlterG in his practice. He has a beautiful facility in a penthouse suite across from the Los Angeles Clippers practice facility. You can read more […]
Posted in Orthopedics, Physical Therapy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Run Training on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

At Spring Valley Chiropractic, the majority of our patients are athletes, usually runners, cyclist or triathletes (or all three).  I recently began working with a patient that was having difficulty running without pain.  After my initial examination and ruling out a stress fracture, my first course of action was to place my patient on the […]
Posted in Athletic Training, Athletics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Deb’s Wow Story!

Deb is a 54 year old woman who, at age 16, developed osteogenic sarcoma in her left femur. She just recently got fitted for a C-Leg and has been learning how to walk 2-legged again. She saw the brochure for the Alter G while in a waiting room and had to try it.
Posted in Physical Therapy, Success Stories | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Women Who Run | Part 2

Last week I told you how I became a runner. Six months into it, running was no longer solely about fitness and weight loss. Running had become something important I shared with friends. When I became injured, I felt like a big part of my world was taken from me.
Posted in Athletics, Exercise, Physical Therapy, Weight Loss | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Barefoot Running For Everyone?

One of the hot topics with runners, podiatrists, and sports physical therapists now is the trend of barefoot running. With more shoemakers jumping on the minimalist bandwagon after seeing the success of others, the question that needs to be posed is whether or not barefoot running is appropriate for everyone?
Posted in Exercise, Physical Therapy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Women Who Run

There are a lot of women running groups out there that have prompted us to start an going post called  – “Women Who Run.”  We are calling out to all women to share their stories of their team, their best running friends and family to relate and reflect with us to continue on with this […]
Posted in Events, Exercise, Weight Loss | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Weightloss Wednesdays: Week 5

I am 28 days in and I lost 1 lb. That is a total of 5 lbs loss. As you can see I have been working out a lot so I have a feeling that I am gaining muscle because I feel as if that number should be higher. I am getting my body fat […]
Posted in Athletics, Weight Loss | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Introducing: Jacon Chun – Clinical Specialist

We are very pleased to announce that Jacon Chun has recently joined the AlterG team in the role of Clinical Specialist. [Jacon will be blogging regularly for us regarding medical issues, injury prevention strategies, training recommendations, and any other pertinent clinical topics. Feel free to contact us with suggestions and follow us for updates on […]
Posted in Health and Medical, Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment