At Anne Howard Physical Therapy we provide the latest, state of the art equipment to help our patients feel better sooner, get well and stay fit.
Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the most exciting exercise equipment
we have seen in ages. We incorporate
the AlterG Anti-Gravity
Treadmill into patient treatment programs and have local athletes and exercisers using it privately for cross-training and general fitness. We
are the only location in all of Santa Cruz, Monterey or San Benito county to have the AlterG Treadmill technology.
The AlterG, in most aspects, looks
and works like a regular treadmill. Originally conceived by Dr. Robert Whalen
to design effective
exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts, Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology has been adapted by AlterG for use in training
and rehabilitation. Cleared by the FDA in 2008, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for:
This amazing tool is now available in our community! Join the club!
Love to run, but your joints can't take the impact?
Running at 50% unweighting is the same joint load as walking! We can go as low as 20%!
Need to do a recovery run, but would like it not to HURT?
Try doing those recovery runs unweighted and you'll wonder why you ever waited!!
Doing high mileage, and want to avoid stress fractures?
1-2 runs a week with 15% unweighting can be the perfect cross training for high mileage runners
Want to have a high quality multi-angle video to study your running form?
We have runner-controlled real-time video for you to fine-tune your mechanics on your own or with your coach
EXTEND the LIFE of your JOINTS - and get the SAME CARDIO as a regular run.
Aching joints slowing you down?
Most users have NO pain when unweighted
Need more exercise, but fearful of falling?
You cannot fall in the Alter G - so its a great place to gain confidence and walk safely!
Need a bridge from joint replacement or PT to full activity?
You can control your weight and speed - and create your own program for fitness
Walking speed is one of the best predictors for falling risk -
On the Alter G you can go faster and farther safely and build your fitness and speed!
IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE AND SPEED - STAY ACTIVE!!
You don't have to be a physical therapy patient to enjoy the benefits of the Alter G - We have monthly subscriptions
and 10-pack cards that make this cutting-edge exercise option affordable for you. Available for 30 or 60 minute time
blocks, the cost per use can get as low as $9 per session. Your free trial is waiting - give us a call - people love walking on air!
The private AlterG room is also available for rental by running coaches, personal trainers, and physical therapists - contact us for pricing.
To experience the AlterG difference for yourself, please contact us for more information and to schedule a free trial.
831-247-5584 or 831-464-8809