Anti-Gravity Treadmill (AlterG)
The NWH Surgical Weight Loss Program provides innovative, comprehensive treatment for obesity throughout your weight loss journey. Our bariatric surgeons perform minimally-invasive weight loss procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and revisions, while our rehabilitation therapists use leading edge equipment like the anti-gravity treadmill for bariatric rehab and prehab.
Call us at 877.677.1077 to learn more about our bariatric surgery program.
Pre and Post-Surgical Obesity Treatment
We understand that obesity impacts more than your appearance - excess body weight can make moving difficult, especially if you haven't been able to exercise for a while. You could be experiencing symptoms such as:
- Joint discomfort
- Pain in your feet, knees, hips, and back
- Swelling of your feet, ankles and/or legs
- Difficulty with balance
- Rashes and open wounds from rubbing skin
- Muscle weakness
Left untreated, these symptoms can make achieving your weight loss goal difficult, and can have a negative impact on your quality of life.
If you're planning for, or recovering from bariatric surgery, Northern Westchester physicians and rehabilitation therapists can help you build up your strength and confidence with safe, low-impact exercise.
Obesity Treatment with The Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Our anti-gravity treadmill is a ground-breaking rehab tool that allows you to walk at your own pace while bearing only a fraction of your actual weight. First developed by researchers at NASA to help train astronauts for weightless conditions in space, this innovative technology uses gentle, even air pressure to support your body weight.
Northern Westchester rehabilitation specialists use the AlterG treadmill
- to help overweight and obese patients experience how they can expect to feel once they've achieved their goal weight, and
- to aid in recovery from bariatric surgery
Personalized Exercise Therapy for Bariatric Patients
Our NWH rehabilitation therapists can fine-tune the amount of weight that is supported by the anti-gravity treadmill in 1% increments down to 20% of your current body weight. Knowing how you'll feel at a lower body weight can help you stay motivated throughout your weight loss journey.
As you’re ready, your physical therapist can gradually increase the amount of weight you bear on your legs and feet, helping to build up your muscles and restore and improve your fitness level and overall health.
Exercising after your procedure is an important part of the recovery process and the anti-gravity treadmill can help make exercising easier, especially if you find walking difficult. It's designed to make walking safer and more comfortable for patients facing a wide variety of challenges, including joint disease, muscle atrophy and discomfort with other forms of movement.
To learn more about how we're harnessing new technologies like the anti-gravity treadmill to help our bariatric patients, call us at 877.677.1077.