JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Helps Patients Rehab Faster and Safer with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®

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Anti-Gravity Treadmill

September 27, 2012 – JAG-ONE Physical Therapy today announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed in our West Orange and Warren facilities to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population, and weight loss, which can help remove major obstacles associated with these activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy can now rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the AlterG.

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy will utilize the AlterG to create specialized programs for the tri-athlete, marathon runner, arthritis patient and post-operative patient. As most of us know, after experiencing an injury the recovery process can be long, challenging, and exhausting. With the utilization of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy will help patients optimize their treatment outcomes to get you back to doing the things you love faster.

With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. 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% of a person’s body weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.

John Gallucci, Jr. explains, “At JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to “Getting You Back In The Game Of Life!”. As President of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, I am proud to say that this treadmill is a breakthrough in enabling our patients to get back to their lives as quickly and effectively as possible.”

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. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases even regain functionality and mobility working with the AlterG. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients, as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress, and improve their cardiovascular health.

“With AlterG you get all the gain, without the pain,” says Steve Basta, CEO of AlterG. Adopted initially by nationally renowned hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, most recently nursing facilities are seeing the benefits the AlterG can provide for their patients. “We are pleased that Life Care Centers of America is one of those pioneers,” he said.  “Our unique approach to unweighted physical therapy preserves natural body movement, helps with fall prevention and benefits a broad range of medical conditions.”

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining, and geriatric strength and conditioning.

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 [email protected].

About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company which provides physical therapy care for general orthopedic, sports and soft tissue injuries, Workers’ Compensation cases, and Medicare patients. Our experienced, caring physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists are invested in your full recovery. JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is New Jersey’s physical therapy leader in the recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow, and back injuries. We feature state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and beautiful, spacious facilities that cater to your rehabilitation needs. John Gallucci Jr., the President of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, is one of the foremost leaders in physical therapy care. John’s education and years of experience in the medical and sport medicine realm have provided a foundation for JAG-ONE Physical Therapy’s expertise in patient care. John is currently the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer, sits as a governor-appointed member of the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, and has served as the head athletic trainer for several professional and amateur teams including the New York Red Bulls (MLS).