IOH purchases second anti-gravity treadmill to serve residents on the South side.

The indiana orthopaedic hospital (ioh) helps patients rehab faster and train like the pros with the alter-g® anti-gravity treadmill® ioh outpatient therapy is the first facility in indiana to purchase the anti-gravity treadmill.
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May 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Indianapolis, IN (May 18, 2011) — IOH today announced that the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the world’s first and only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology, has been installed at IOH to help provide patients the opportunity to experience rehab or training without pain, even while the patient is still recovering from surgery or an injury. In May 2010, IOH was the first facility in the state of Indiana to purchase the equipment for its IOH Outpatient Therapy – Northwest facility. Residents on the South side will now have the option to utilize the treadmill at IOH South, located at 1260 Innovation Parkway, Greenwood, Indiana.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, pro-like training, and weight loss and can remove major obstacles associated with training and physical rehabilitation – impact on the body and pain of recovery – and helps people achieve better results. The AlterG treadmill is currently used by over 30 Major League Baseball, NFL, and NBA teams; and also by world-class runner’s training at the Nike facility in Oregon and the US Olympic training centers.

“Top athletes are using the AlterG because they are seeing improved results in their performance, but also the increased speed in the rehab process following surgery or injury,” said Jeff Sorg, Manager of the IOH Physical Therapy department. “The AlterG is gaining a lot of notoriety across the country and we are excited to bring that same level of excitement to our facility and to the Indianapolis area.”

With the AlterG, patients can run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehab and training. Its Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology applies a precise and comfortable lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities and allows precise reduction of body weight – up to 80 percent of a person’s weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again.

There are many benefits of training and rehabbing on the AlterG. Athletes use the AlterG to reduce the frequency of injury, build fitness and strengthen and improve their muscle coordination. Patients use the AlterG to recover from injury and surgery and it allows many of them to immediately do partial weight bearing exercises. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases

even regain, functionality and mobility working with the AlterG. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress and improve their cardiovascular health.

“Since bringing the AlterG treadmill to our Norwest facility in May 2010, we have seen an increase in the speed of our patient’s recoveries from surgery and injury,” said Sorg. “Not only has it been a great tool to improve our outcomes with our patients, but it’s fun.  Patients have really enjoyed being able to walk and run sooner than they could otherwise, and are amazed at the results. In addition, they also have been able to maintain and even increase their fitness levels during their rehab, which is very difficult to do, without the use of this type of technology.”

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are designed to be used for lower body injury and surgery rehabilitation, aerobic conditioning, weight control and reduction, sport specific conditioning programs, neurologic retraining and geriatric strength and conditioning.

IOH is currently offering free trials for individuals interested in the AlterG at both IOH’s Northwest and South facilities. For more information and to redeem your free trial, please visit

About AlterG
AlterG, Inc. manufactures and distributes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®, a revolutionary technology for rehabilitation and athletic training. AlterG is great for anyone who wants to reduce impact during exercise or have a smooth rehabilitation after surgery or injury, and is preferred and used by leading medical professionals and the world's best athletes and teams. AlterG's unique anti-gravity technology was originally developed at NASA and tested at Nike's Oregon Research Project by America's top distance runners and is the only device of its kind. Located in Silicon Valley, AlterG is now selling Anti-Gravity Treadmill's worldwide. For more information visit or contact the company at

About OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital
Founded over 45 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopaedic practices in the Midwest. With over 75 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents at 15 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care.  OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indiana Ice, Indianapolis Indians, IndyRacing League and Naptown Roller Girls, as well as local colleges and high schools.

On March 1, 2005, OrthoIndy opened the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) to provide central Indiana residents with complete bone, joint, spine and muscle care in a patient-focused, like-home environment. Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey and HealthGrades. IOH was named the 2009 and 2010 Summit Award Winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. In 2011, IOH was rated #1 in the Nation for Major Orthopaedic Surgery for Patient Safety by CareChex, a division of The Delta Group, the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information service company.

For more information on OrthoIndy or IOH, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at:,,,

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With over 75 physicians and 15 locations, OrthoIndy and its hospital, the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH), provide bone, joint, spine and muscle care. IOH is rated #1 in the Nation for Major Orthopaedic Surgery for Patient Safety by CareChex.
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