The Benefits of the Alter G Treadmill

25 Jan 2019 Uncategorized
Man Walking in an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill |

When looking into a physical therapy provider in your area, it may be beneficial to your recovery to search for Alter G locations. This anti-gravity treadmill offers many benefits to injury recovery, athletic training, and weight loss, and is available at Rhodes Physical Therapy. Some of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill benefits include:

1. Reduced gravitational load and body weight: By unweighting the user, AlterG allows pain-free and unrestricted movement, which can help speed up muscle building and restoring, range of motion, and balance.         

2. Adjustable settings: Users can be unweighted in 1% increments, reducing the load to as low as 20% bodyweight. This allows each user to customize the gravitational load and body weight to the specific needs of their physical therapy recovery plan.

3. Real-time feedback: Gait analytics and video feedback allow users and physical therapists to understand movement patterns and make corrections on the fly, which leads to faster, better outcomes.

4. Safety: The fall-safe environment of the AlterG treadmill enables controlled progression of weight bearing and training intensity without the risk of injury. Cutting-edge technology plays a big role in the success of a physical therapy plan, and finding Alter G locations for your therapy or fitness goals is a great place to start! Rhodes Physical Therapy is proud to offer AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill sessions, visit today to learn more.

Sticking to Your Athletic Goals

10 Jan 2019 Uncategorized
Man Making a List of Goals in a Notebook |

Many of us like to set goals that involve improved diet or fitness at the start of each year, but often those goals start to fall off as we approach the second month of the year. When setting a fitness goal, how can we stick to them? With a bit of determination and help from our Salt Lake physical therapy specialists to overcome the fitness obstacles that set you back, you can make it happen!

1. Set smaller goals: Rather than resolving to lose a certain number of pounds or achieve a huge fitness goal over the course of the year, set smaller goals with shorter timelines. Breaking goals up like this makes them more attainable, and gives you more things to celebrate when you reach them!

2. Don’t overdo it: Burnout is real, and is the culprit behind many diet and fitness goals being abandoned. Don’t attempt to do too much too quickly in an attempt to reach your goals faster.

3. Be kind to yourself: Whether an injury derails you or your short-term goals just don’t work out one week, it’s not the end of the world! Work on recovering from the injury, set a new goal, or take whatever steps necessary to get back on track.

Setting and sticking to athletic goals may sometimes feel like a losing battle, but with some easy steps and Salt Lake physical therapy from Rhodes Physical Therapy, you can overcome injury and get back on track to better fitness!