July 23, 2012
-- Northfield, Ohio – Ohio Sports Chiropractic, a chiropractic clinic specializing in sports rehabilitation treatment, announced the installation of the NASA technology based anti-gravity treadmill, AlterG. The treadmill enables faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population and weight loss, while removing major weight bearing obstacles associated with these activities.
“The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a breakthrough in enabling those who need to train while injured or for those who want to get back to their lives as quickly and effectively as possibly,” said Dr. Leo Kormanik II, owner of Ohio Sports Chiropractic. “We’re delighted to present this unique opportunity and have one of the few treadmills available to the public.”
AlterG uses a Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology that applies a lifting force to the body and reduces weight on the lower extremities while allowing precise unweighting of up to 80% of a person’s body weight. Runners, athletes and patients are relieved from pain brought on by weight bearing and are able to continue using those joints and muscles to condition themselves quicker.
“After hip repair surgery, I never thought I’d be able to mow the lawn or run in a 5K again,” said Beth Jennings, an AlterG client. “My doctors hoped that after 6 weeks of rehabilitation, I’d be off of my crutches. After 5 weeks of using the AlterG, I was off of my crutches, standing on my own, walking on my own and almost completely functioning – it was amazing. The AlterG gave me hope that I would be able to do the things I love again. It brings tears to my eyes.”
With the AlterG, patients also benefit from enjoying natural body movement, training while in rehabilitation, preventing further injuries from falling and a broad range of medical conditions. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases can even regain functionality and mobility, working with the AlterG Treadmill. 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 on tendons while improving their cardiovascular health.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill was approved by the FDA in 2009. Ohio Sports Chiropractic has one of only two treadmills available to the public in Northeast Ohio. Non-patients of Ohio Sports Chiropractic can purchase treadmill use for 75 cents per minute or unlimited use for $150 per month. Patients of Ohio Sports Chiropractic can purchase treadmill use for 50 cents per minute or unlimited use for $100 per month.
About Ohio Sports Chiropractic
Ohio Sports Chiropractic is a leader in performance health that specializes in effective treatment techniques. Dr. Leo Kormanik is an elite distance runner and 2012 Olympic trials marathon qualifier. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Masters in Sports Injury Management. The chiropractic clinic is devoted to helping people reach optimum performance health and eliminate physical pain from every day activities. It is located between Cleveland and Akron in Northfield, Ohio at 148 E. Aurora Road. For more information, call 330-908-0203 or visit their website at www.OhioSportsChiropractic.com.