Category Archives: Health and Medical

Banish Low Back Pain with AlterG

Research shows that low back pain is responsible for more disability than almost 300 other conditions, globally, and that a staggering 10 percent of people around the world suffer from lower back woes. An exciting new study points to a relatively simple solution: exercise.
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Easily Achieve your 2016 Fitness Resolutions

It may be cliché, but the “New Year-new you” spirit is here again. By now we are all well-aware that, in order to achieve optimal health, we need to get moving! Physical activity is crucial to wellness, but often, our noblest of exercise intentions are sabotaged by musculoskeletal injury. With many people doubling-down on fitness […]
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Exercising After Surgery: Communicating Its Benefit to Patients

Your patient has just had surgery. So far, his journey has been full of appointments, preparations, and anxiety. It’s natural that the absolute last thing he feels like doing is getting out of bed, much less pushing his body. Yet, it’s been proven that exercise after surgery benefits patients and should be started as soon […]
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Physical Therapy Exercises: Why Your Patients Quit

All physical therapists have had them: patients who—despite your best efforts—miss a few sessions, don’t listen to your recommendations, or stop showing up altogether. Though physical therapy exercises are crucial for some patients’ recovery, they can be arduous to finish, for more than one reason. Steven Marano, PT, DPT, OCS, Facility Manager at Midwest Orthopedics […]
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Losing 70 Pounds to Keep a Promise

  Meet Candace Brown Candace Brown promised her late husband, Walter Brown, that she would run the Boston Marathon.  Before he died, Walter had served as the official starter for the race for 22 years. In order to keep her promise, Candace used the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to train for the 26.2 mile race, and […]
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New Journal Article Highlights Potential Benefits of Lower Body Positive Pressure In Orthopedic Rehabilitation

A journal article published in the June 2010 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation concluded that lower body positive pressure (LBPP) treadmill training devices could be highly effective for rehabilitation after orthopedic injuries and/or orthopedic procedures.
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Good Research is Hard to Do…

As Chief Medical Officer at AlterG, a large part of my job is to help us organize and oversee the research efforts of our fantastic independent researchers.  We hear directly from some of our customers that high quality research is important to help give scientific validity to the excellent results they see in working with […]
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Me On The AlterG

Since becoming a part of Spring Valley Chiropractic in February, I have had the privilege of the AlterG antigravity treadmill at my disposal.  Between then and now I had been training for a half marathon that I completed in April.  My time for the Big D Half Marathon was 2:42:08 averaging about 12:30/mile.  Not bad […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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