You can do this.
Knoxville's NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders therapy department has gone high-tech with our new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The world's first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology has been installed to help patients in their short-term rehabilitation programs. With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes. The device uses precise calibration to reduce the patient's body weight down to 20% of their normal body weight in one percent increments. The unweighted physical therapy preserves natural body movement, helps with fall prevention and benefits a broad range of medical conditions. It is also used for those with lower extremity injury and/or surgery to assist in becoming mobile sooner.
See photos of the AlterG in use during a therapy session.
NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders's comprehensive rehabilitation services are a significant part of our dedication to the concept of total patient management. Through continuing education programs, our licensed therapists are able to provide physician directed, customized treatment using the most current techniques and methodologies available. Our inpatient and outpatient services provide treatment to individuals with all types of injuries, illnesses, and disabilities.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, patients receive tailored therapy:
Our rehabilitation services are about getting life back on course. Patients are surrounded with support - friendly faces, helping hands and skilled therapists and a medical team who are committed to helping with every step of recovery. With an acute understanding of rehabilitative care and decades of experience providing compassionate post-surgical care, we look forward to working with patients and their physicians to provide a comfortable transition to this private environment, where our team can help guide their therapy.
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