The AlterG, a treadmill system designed by NASA can provide athletes and others with a new option for rehabilitation after injury. This treadmill was created to simulate walking on the moon and reduces the amount of weight put on joints during use. “The most common conditions we’re using it for are orthopedic ones, such as stress fractures, heel spurs, knee replacements and tendonitis,” said Pete Morro, physical therapist and co-owner of ProCare Rehabilitation.
When it comes to rehabbing a foot injury, this new treadmill is a great way to start. Foot therapy can be a long process but with advances in technology and the help of a podiatrist, like Dr. Bruce Theall & Dr. Sammy of New Jersey; your recovery process can be shortened and your risk of re-injury your affected area can be reduced. Dr. Theall can provide consultation to help you determine what the best treatment options are for your foot injury.
Most common injuries
People who are constantly on their feet are prone to a variety of injuries. Therefore, it is important to take part in physical therapy in order to get back on the right track quickly.
What to do when injured
Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.
During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. These are some steps physical therapy often involves:
- Basic stretching & twisting exercises
- Strengthening Exercises
Learn more on how these steps can help you when injured, by following link below.
If you have any questions, please contact our office located in East Orange, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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