Penn Therapy & Fitness at Rittenhouse offers therapy and rehabilitation on the AlterG® anti-gravity treadmill, letting users exercise at a reduced body weight. AlterG therapy allows for the safe increase of cardiovascular activity without additional wear and tear on the body.

Minimizing joint impact
The AlterG uses NASA technology to apply a lifting force to the body. This reduces weight on the lower extremities and enables athletes to train with a natural gait and rhythm while minimizing impact on joints.

Reducing recovery time
The AlterG allows users to walk or run at 20 to 100 percent of their body weight, lowering the impact on
joints and muscles during exercise. It may help reduce the time required for patients, particularly older adults, to recover from injury or surgery.

Backed by an experienced therapy team
AlterG therapy can be incorporated into an existing rehabilitation program or used as a stand-alone tool
for athletes looking to expand their training regimen. In either case, the user benefits from the oversight of
Good Shepherd Penn Partners’ experienced team of sports and orthopedic therapists.

A range of sports, fitness and medical benefits
• Continued endurance training during injury recovery
• Added training workouts with limited body stress
• Reduced impact plyometric and strengthening exercises
• Pre- and post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation
• Neurorehabilitation, including neuromuscular re-training
• Strengthening and conditioning for seniors
• Weight loss

Complementary therapy services
Penn Therapy & Fitness at Rittenhouse is the most technologically advanced outpatient therapy site in Philadelphia and features a range of sports and orthopedic tools to complement AlterG therapy. On-site motion analysis technology is ideal for athletes looking to regain strength and performance.

Learn more about AlterG therapy - call 215-893-2500 for more information

Penn Therapy & Fitness at Rittenhouse
1800 Lombard Street, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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