One of the most important developments in lower limb injury
prevention and treatment. The Alter-g allows training through
injury, increasingly functional recovery and pain free running for
people who otherwise experience pain with high impact
Using the Alter-g helps our patients recover better and have a
smooth more rapid return to activity while athletes of all levels
are adding Alter-g sessions to enhance existing programs to
reduce the frequency of training injuries, controlling stress on
their joints and dramatically increasing fitness. Book time on the
Alter-G trainer from as little as £12.50* per session.
Over speed training
Traditionally, over-speed training is performed using
elastic bands or pulley systems which can only be
used over short distances and have a number of
safety issues. The Alter-g trainer is capable of high
speeds (30km/h) which is more than enough to push
most athletes beyond what they are otherwise capable
of. Over-speed is performed at reduced percentage
of body weight which allows an increased turn over,
reduced joint stress and allows effective technique
correction to improve control and form at high speed.
This high speed running causes an increased rate of
firing of motor nerves and increased rate of activation
at the neuromuscular junction, teaching the brain and
body how to run faster.
Quality intervals can be done at normal load (100%)
while recoveries are performed at reduced load rather
than reduced pace or rest. This provides an increased
training stimulus on the neuromuscular system over
extended periods at a much higher average pace.
This clearly increases the quality of interval sessions
helping to develop the all important speed endurance.
High volume training
High volume training is recognised as an important
method of developing the necessary endurance to be
competitive in the distance events. By reducing the
percentage of body weight, you are reducing the joint
stress, bone and connective tissue loading which is
the main danger of high volume training programs as it
leads to degeneration of the tissue. Reducing the load
by 10% can allow you to increase your volumes by
This is especially useful in developing training
volumes in athletes who have poor biomechanics and
are prone to overuse injuries.
Leading up to the spring marathon season, training
volumes are regularly increased more quickly than
recommended, leading to the large increase in
running related injuries in the early months of the year.
Now we can help you to safely get to the necessary
mileage with much less risk.
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The unique technology
allows you to run or
perform static exercises at
percentages of your body
weight between 20-100%,
so you can dial in exactly
where the pain stops and
movement feels good
Athletes no longer need to rest from training due to
injury. Using the Alter-g trainer you can reduce your
loading to a pain free level, as low as 20%, and
continue training. This has the benefit of preventing
loss of fitness, maintaining normal movement patterns,
allows correction of running technique at normal
speeds and a progressive increase in load as healing
progresses and strength increases.
Following surgery the Alter-g trainer allows early
mobilisation with objective, reproducible and
progressive loads in accordance with consultant
instructions. This prevents the problems associated
with immobilisation and allows a far more functional
program during periods of partial weight bearing.
Long Term/Frequently Injured Athletes
Retrograde running (going backwards)
Poorly functioning glutes and tightness through the hip
flexors and ITB have always been a problem in the
sedentary office workers and athletic populations.
Backwards running gets talked about often as a useful
training technique and it does appear to be effective in
retraining function in the extensors (the glutes,
hamstrings and muscles of the back) which work to
improve stability of the hip, pelvis and lumbar spine.
This often appears briefly during dynamic warm-ups.
The Alter-g trainer is capable of high reverse speeds
(20km/h) in a safe environment which now makes
retrograde running a viable training and rehab
Heavy athletes or just heavy
Many people chose running as a convenient and
effective means of controlling weight but many heavy
people experience pain with weight bearing exercise
so it becomes difficult to lose weight and a viscous
cycle of inactivity and increasing weight develops.
The Alter-g trainer's ability to reduce load and joint
stress allows exercises at appropriate intensities and
sufficient volumes to increase cardiovascular fitness,
burn energy and lose weight without the pain. Then
you can get off the machine and return to normal
The machine is capable of carrying up to 182kg.
Older athletes are more prone to overuse injury as
collagen stiffens and bone density reduces. The
Alter-g can supplement current training to reduce
overall compressive loading while also maintaining
technique and range of movement with the goal of
improving the running experience through reducing
pain and prolonging time in the sport.
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Podiatry & Chiropody
Coaching Correspondence Running
Supervised Running Technique Sessions
Sports & Event Coverage
Workstation Ergonomic Assessments
Training & Performance Testing
(Sports Science/Physiology Testing)
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Some of the practical uses of the Alter-G trainer are:
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