Mission Healthcare Welcomes the Alter-G

Alter-GMission Healthcare at Bellevue is proud to be one of a select few rehabilitation providers equipped with an Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill was originally conceived in 1992 by Dr. Robert Whalen and Dr. Alan Hargens at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA to design effective exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts.  Our skilled rehabilitation program uses the Alter-G to create outstanding outcomes for our patients and residents.

More Information about the benefits of the Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • Expands the concept “Weight Bearing As Tolerated” from 20% of body weight to 100% in 1% increments, so patients can specify exactly where exercise becomes pain free and progress can be easily tracked and charted.
  • Provides precise early partial weight-bearing following injury or surgery to restore natural gait, range of motion and improved patient outcomes
  • Prosthetic training with improved balance and confidence
  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training

Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training
  • Improves neuromuscular control and activity and promotes brain plasticity
  • Enhances balance and confidence while emphasizing improved gait and stride length
  • Provides a safe environment for multi-task training and learning
  • Enables higher work load and training intensity for cardiovascular health and gait
  • High-degree of comfort and minimal fear of falling
  • 80% of target maximum heart rate exercise for longer periods of time

Older Adult Rehabilitation

  • Exercise at fractional body weights to overcome mobility challenges in older patients
  • Promotes cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in a safe environment
  • Strengthening and improved coordination of muscles thereby protecting joints
  • Builds confidence in older patients for improved functional capacity

 

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