Alter-G: Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Walk, run, jump, balance.
Alter gravity and you can neutralise impact stress, eliminate pain, improve your movement control and reduce the energy cost of waling, running and jumping.
There is no other way we can do this AND maintain the normal movement patterns of walking, running, skipping and jumping. Because this offered such an amazing opportunity to such a wide and diverse range of our clients - the opportunity to get back to their activities in excellent time and with greater confidence - we decided to make the investment in this NASA developed technology in 2008 after hearing about it and then seeing it, experiencing it in action during trips to New York and Toronto. Another instance of Balance leading the way in the field of rehabilitation, we became the first clinic outside of the USA to have one (the same week as Manchester United and Manchester City).
The anti-gravity treadmill – allows the user to reduce their bodyweight in 1%increments to as low as 20% of normal the equivalent of walking on the moon! Given that most of us can’t begin to imagine what that’s about we invite you to come along and experience it first hand with the guidance of one of our team.
A revolution in sports performance and injury recovery
How can you make use of the Alter-G and “anti-gravity” technology at Balance Performance?
- You don’t have to be an existing client. Come along on your own or with your physiotherapist, osteopath. We have a client who uses the Alter-G regularly who will have walking session with her Alexander Technique teacher beside her.
- You will need an induction. Its very easy to use but obviously with so many additional benefits there are features on this treadmill you need to understand and appreciate. It only takes 30 minutes with the guidance of one of the Alter-G team. If you want you can continue straight after and begin a walk, run or impact session.
- You can either pay-as-you-go for sessions from £17 for a 30 minute session; buy a package of 330 or 660 minutes to reduce costs even lower (from £8 per 30 minutes); or get goal specific programmes see them below and contact us about pricing.
- Goal Specific Programmes are created for you by our team based around your specific aims or goals. Depending on the programme you’ll see either a physiotherapist or strength and conditioning coach for your induction – if you havent had one already – and then they’ll create a programme, take you through the components and then review your progress several weeks later.
How can it help me specifically?