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New anti-gravity treadmill helps patients rehab faster and safer

For release: 2/27/2014

Indianapolis, IN– Community Health Network Physical Therapy and Rehabannounced that the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed at two clinic locations to help advance patients in their rehabilitation programs. “We’re excited to bring the AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill to our clinical sites as it provides a new dimension and technology to the care and rehabilitation of patients,” said Nichole Wilson, director of Community Physical Therapy and Rehab and Sports Medicine.

There are a multitude of benefits when training and rehabilitating on the AlterG. Patients can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to recover from injury and surgery, and it allows them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation and safer conditioning for patients. Ultimately the impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results.

With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise unweighting–up to 80 percent of a person’s body weight—to find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.

Community Physical Therapy and Rehab can use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for all kinds of conditions that can benefit from reduced weight bearing rehabilitation such as those with stress fractures, neurological conditions, chronic pain and osteoarthritis. The new treadmills are available at Community Physical Therapy and Rehab Castleton and Noblesville locations.

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

About AlterG
AlterG, Inc. manufactures and distributes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmills®, a revolutionary technology for rehabilitation and athletic training. AlterG is great for anyone who wants to reduce impact during exercise or have a smooth rehabilitation after surgery or injury, and is preferred and used by leading medical professionals and the world's best athletes and teams. AlterG's unique anti-gravity technology was originally developed at NASA and tested at Nike's Oregon Research Project by America's top distance runners and is the only FDA-approved device of its kind. Located in Silicon Valley, AlterG is now selling Anti-Gravity Treadmills worldwide. For more information visit
www.alter-g.com or contact the company at info@alter-g.com.

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Kristi Mengelt

Community Health Network
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