The AlterG Comes to Albany: Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy Becomes First PT Practice in Capital District to Offer Revolutionary Anti-Gravity Treadmill

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AlterG helps patients with weight bearing conditions walk sooner without pain.

Repsher PT physical therapist tries AlterG

One of Repsher PT's physical therapists gives the AlterG a try

I'm thrilled that we are able to offer this versatile treatment tool -- and completely unique rehabilitation experience -- to our patients.

Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy ("Repsher PT"), Albany's premier physical therapy practice, is excited to announce the arrival of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. With the addition of the AlterG in January of 2018, Repsher PT became the first physical therapy practice in the Capital District to offer this revolutionary machine.

Using NASA-developed Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, the AlterG allows patients to walk or run with no pain while maintaining a normal gait by applying air pressure to lift users to as little as 20% of their body weight. This reduces the impact on healing tissues from total knee replacements, total hip operations, and other weight bearing conditions. With the AlterG, patients will be able to walk sooner, and train their gait earlier in their recovery.

The AlterG is also ideal for patients with neurological conditions, as it provides a safe fall-free setting. Athletes will be able to use it to continue their training free of pain and without adversely affecting healing tissues.

"The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is one of the most effective tools for the early rehabilitation of weight bearing conditions," says John W. Repsher, PT, AT, C, founder and owner of Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy. "It has also been useful for helping athletes continue to train while recovering from nagging conditions like bursitis or muscle and tendon pain."

Repsher adds, "Our staff is rethinking how they can progress patients by safely adding weight bearing earlier in their programs. This limits the development of compensatory muscle weakness and gait deviations that often plague total hip, knee, and post fracture patients. I'm thrilled that we are able to offer this versatile treatment tool -- and completely unique rehabilitation experience -- to our patients.”

Repsher PT has been serving new and returning patients in the Capital District for 37 years. In addition to the AlterG, the practice features a range of therapeutic equipment and methods, including the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Back Pain Treatment. Recently, two of its 10 therapists became McKenzie Method Certified MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) clinicians, of which there are fewer than 170 in the state of New York.

About Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy ("Repsher PT"):

Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy is Albany's premier physical therapy practice. As an independent, physical therapist-owned facility, we have been serving the capital district since 1980. Founder John W. Repsher's interest in physical therapy and helping people recover from injuries began in 1965 as a collegiate athlete. Now he and his staff welcome the opportunity to use their education and experience to provide patients with the best possible physical therapy to help them heal in a friendly and caring environment.

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