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AlterG

AlterG anti gravity treadmill in Sydney - The Sports Clinic
Now at The Sports Clinic @ Sydney University. The AlterG treadmill is a piece of physical therapy equipment that is a highly effective athletic conditioning tool for both recreational and competitive athletes by allowing the user to train longer, run faster, gain additional strength, and enhance cardiovascular performance while minimising impact and stress on their joints.

Available to all! Bookings with front desk. For your first appointment, you will be given a detailed run down of how to use the machine.

Teams from Australia and all around the world make the AlterG a central part of their training and conditioning, including:
  • NRL teams: Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, New Zealand Warriors, North Queensland Cowboys, Parramatta Eels, South Sydney Rabbitohs, St George Illawarra Dragons
  • AFL teams: Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions, Carlton Football Club, Collingwood Football Club, Essendon Bombers, Fremantle Dockers, Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, Hawthorn Hawks, Melbourne Demons, North Melbourne Kangaroos, Richmond Tigers, St Kilda Saints, Sydney Swans, West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Most of the NBA teams, including the world champion Miami Heat
  • All of the English Premier League soccer clubs, including the champions Manchester City

Sporting Performance > > >

The alter G has many benefits for our local running and triathlon community. Running in an off-loaded environment reduces the load on the lower extremities which has several benefits:
  • Increased mileage without the injury risk
  • Return to activity sooner after an injury
  • Increase top speed
  • Maintain speed/intensity, even when injured, without worsening the condition

The Alter G at The Sports Clinic is the medical rehabilitation model with technology developed at NASA and further developed by AlterG for fitness and sports performance training.

Rehabilitation > > >

Working in conjunction with your physiotherapist, the Alter G will literally help you get back on your feet sooner.
The Alter G reduces your body weight by up to 80%, therefore reducing the load on your lower extremity. Patients find they can return to activity sooner without the pain experienced with full body loading.
The benefits of this are twofold: loading the affected area safely (e.g. in hip replacements where patients are asked to walk as soon as practical) whilst maintaining normal gait patterns (which is the first goal of rehab).

Typical scenarios include:
  • Post orthopaedic surgery
  • Neurological conditions including loss of balance and stroke
  • Post injury
  • Restoration of normal gait

The Alter G uses a sealed system so is a safe environment for clients who aren’t as mobile, or need assistance with their balance. A great confidence booster!

Obesity / Ageing > > >

Elderly and obese populations are welcome to use our excellent facilities. The enclosed nature of the Alter G provides for a safe environment for all, and the state of the art technology will determine the amount of weight reduction required.

The Alter G may be especially suitable for those clients who don’t wish to commence fully loaded running due to excessive weight. The Alter G may be a suitable alternative to increasing aerobic conditioning, without the negative consequences of high impacts and loading during normal running.

NB: there is a maximum weight allowance of 180 kg.
AlterG M320 - The Sports Clinic

AlterG M320 - The Sports Clinic

AlterG M320 - The Sports Clinic