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Better stroke recovery with the AlterG

Better stroke recovery with the AlterG

Strokes, along with other nervous system disorders, neurological injuries, and conditions, can impair sensation, movement, and intellectual processes. Successful stroke recovery depends on multiple factors including:

  • the part of the brain the stroke occurred in and the amount of damage it caused
  • the age, motivation, and general health of the stroke survivor
  • available family and social support; and participation in high-quality neurorehabilitation therapies

Advances in mainstream technology are being used to help stroke survivors achieve faster, fuller recoveries. Features such as virtual reality, robotics, bio-feedback, and zero gravity can deliver highly focused, intensive, and motivating therapy that stimulates the brain.

AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Allied Services is proud to offer patients access to the very best clinicians and the very latest rehab technology. That includes theAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is based on NASA-developed Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology. It allows patients to exercise at up to 20% of their body weight. By lowering body-weight impact, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill enables a variety of balance exercises otherwise too risky or painful. This includes heel raises, sidestepping, heal to toe walking, single-leg standing, and backward walking.

There are two features of the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill that are particularly useful during stroke rehab:

  • Stride Smart provides real-time gait analytics, measures gravitational load, and provides both PT and patient simplified visual feedback to help monitor and correct gait asymmetry. This technology also enables the PT to monitor pain levels to ensure safe and effective workouts.
  • Video Monitoring is especially useful for helping patients see and understand abnormal gait patterns they may not otherwise feel. Since stroke survivors are often relearning certain walking movements, it is useful for them to actually see themselves walking and self-identify corrections.

Watch Now: Introducing the AlterG

Watch Now: Stroke survivor uses the Anti-gravity treadmill

The AlterG at Allied Services

Our inpatient and outpatient stroke rehab programs address physical, cognitive, behavioral, and socialization needs as well as identify and manage risk factors to help prevent future strokes.

To learn more about how the AlterG can help your stroke recovery: