In follow-up to a recent posting on the Alter G treadmill
, I thought I'd provde an update on its use and benefits.
The ACL/microfracture patient that I mentioned in the previous post, used it for about three weeks and successfully progressed to full gravity running and plyometric exercises. He is doing very well at this point. I definitely feel that the Alter G allowed him to make a smooth and successful transition without pain or setbacks. Gradually progressing the weightbearing allowed his joint surface to get used to the increased joint compression forces slowly without flare-ups.
I would estimate that we have had at about two dozen patients use it to help their rehab. I would give it a solid "A."