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New High-Tech Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Speed Recovery

Posted 1/6/2016

Imagine running or walking faster than you ever thought your body could go. Imagine recovering from an injury or knee replacement faster than you could on your own. Imagine having access to equipment that elite athletes use to train for the world's biggest events. It has now arrived in Eau Claire.

Grace Lutheran Communities, an organization with nearly fifty years of experience in the senior care industry has unveiled a new, high-tech AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill, now in use at Syverson Lutheran Rehab and Health in Eau Claire.

CEO Mike Christensen says, "This is an amazing, space-age piece of equipment that will help not only our friends and neighbors in the Grace system, but also people all over western Wisconsin."

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® has been installed to help our patients recover from their injuries as fast as physically possible. The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses advanced unweighting technology to provide unsurpassed support, safety and stability. This senior rehabilitation treadmill is ideal for geriatric patients recovering from neurologic and orthopedic-related injuries. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill also provides long-term care patients a way to safely improve their functional mobility and overall health.

"The AlterG system allows us to precisely unwept a patient's body much more scientifically than an old fashioned therapy pool. That means you can adjust the treadmill by one percent increments as the patient progresses. It's also much safer because we don't have to take the precautions against surgical wound infections as you do when dealing with water in a pool," Christensen said.

The AlterG is also a phenomenal piece of equipment designed to help injured athletes, pediatric patients and has even been used by the medical staff on NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser" to help patients with weight loss.

by Grace Lutheran Communities staff writer

Grace Lutheran Communities has been helping our friends and neighbors in communities all over the Chippewa Valley since 1960. The non-profit organization specializes in rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, child care, independent living, and adult day services.