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Evolution Physical Therapy First Clinic in Southern California to Introduce NASA-Designed Anti-Gravity Treadmill for Public Use
Date:10/29/2008

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution Physical Therapy, one of Los Angeles' most innovative, technologically-advanced providers of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services, is the first and only physical therapy facility in Southern California to offer Alter-G's unique G-Trainer anti-gravity treadmill for athletic training and medical treatment programs.

Rehabilitation and other medical facilities using the G-Trainer have noted faster recovery times and lower overall costs for patients. Evolution PT will also offer the G-Trainer to athletes and people interested in using the treadmill for performance training.

Alter-G's technology, developed by NASA and tested by Nike, is different from other fitness and therapeutic equipment because it defies gravity by applying a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities by anywhere from 1% to 80% at the touch of a button. Unlike other unweighting methods, the G-Trainer enables athletes to train with their natural gait and rhythm, and significantly shortens the time required for patients to recover from injury or surgery.

"We are excited to provide this new technology in our center," said Darwin Fogt, MPT, President of Evolution Physical Therapy. "Our clinical team and referring physicians can use the G-Trainer with an injured weekend warrior wanting to get back to full capacity, or with a high-level athlete working on increasing performance levels."

Numerous Olympians who trained for the 2008 games in Beijing proved the G- Trainer's effectiveness this summer, including several runners recovering from injuries. In addition, 15 professional sports teams, 12 universities, and numerous performance enhancement facilities also use the equipment.

Alter-G's equipment allows a person to train longer, minimize stress on the joints, and exercise at a higher level of intensity. This type of therapy is also beneficial to medical patients suffering f
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