Athletic Rebuilding and Conditioning
A.R.C. programs are designed to optimize sports performance. In addition to exercises designed to improve the athletes abilities in the Core Dimensions of Fitness, specific programs have been designed to address the sports specific needs of our athletes.
Special Operations Training
Speed and Agility Training
Vertical Lift Training
Alter G Treadmill
Get ready for access to the most cutting edge run training and injury rehab technology. M2 Revolution now offers what until now only a small group of world class runners secretly practice – NASA technology that defies gravity.
This unique un-weighting treadmill allows pre- and post-injury patients, obese patients who are having difficulty losing weight, as well as healthy individuals who wish to improve their athletic performance, to exercise safely by generating a powerful lifting force (unloading) using Advanced Differential Air Pressure Technology (ADAPT). Wearing neoprene shorts, the athlete or patient zips into a pressurized, airtight enclosure, which calibrates to their exact body weight. With an easy-to-use control panel, you can adjust your weight, reducing it by as much as 80%, in precise 1% increments.
Prior to the Alter-G, many athletes or physical therapy patients exercised in pools, using water to remove body weight. However, the ability to unload body weight in water is limited to the depth of the pool; and this method lacks the control you have over the precise amount of weight you choose to reduce. It also removes the challenge of preventing infections when open wounds are exposed to water. In contrast, the Alter-G allows you to adjust weight in precise increments, control treadmill speed, incline, and direction, and experiment with many variables within a safe, comfortable, supervised environment. It also allows a controlled, incremental return to safe exercise.
The Alter-G provides exceptional benefits for sports medicine. It strengthens and improves coordination of muscles, protects surrounding joints, and helps promote a full range of motion. The treadmill is used to minimize stress during athletic conditioning, and enables injured athletes and non-athletes to maximize their fitness retention as they recover. For functional rehabilitation applications, the Alter-G enables pre-surgery conditioning with significantly reduced pain. Its incremental adjustments allow patients to specify exactly when exercise becomes pain free, and will help us quickly find the “tipping point” where normal gait mechanics resume as the forces of ground reaction, gravity, and body weight are incrementally reduced. It will create a natural a simple information to help us dose exercise and track and chart their progress.
This new system will enhance our ability to restore natural gait patterns, range of motion, joint and muscle loading . We believe it will ultimately enhance your patient’s, your athletes, and your loved ones ability to return to the activities they need to do and participate in the things they enjoy most.
“Quality of life happens to be the element that is most important in motivating people to deal with an injury or illness,” says Noreen Clark, director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan. “People aren’t motivated to follow their clinical regimen if in fact it doesn’t improve the way they function and get along with others and manage day to day.” We pride ourselves on continuously striving to create the most optimal environment for healing and well being. The Alter G Treadmill will give us a whole new way to address and effect our patient’s and our client’s health related quality of life.
Please contact us if you are interested in a introduction to the Alter G Treadmill.