by Tracy Ann Koch
If you’ve suffered an injury or gone through surgery, you know the recovery process can be long and challenging. Whether you’re a professional or a weekend warrior, a senior citizen or a young competitor, the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill can help optimize your treatment outcomes to get you back to the activities you love. Originally conceived by Dr. Robert Whalen to design effective exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts, Different Air Pressure (DAP) technology has been adapted by AlterG for use in training and rehabilitation.
This past February, 2011, I was diagnosed with my fifth stress fracture in the past six years. I’d been advised several times to find a new “hobby” due to set backs and injuries. Never. From February to May 2011, I was given the opportunity to run 3 – 4 times a week on a local physical therapist AlterG treadmill. However, it was the support from my teammates, coach and family that got me though those “tuff” months of training. I finished my college collegiate running carrier with a personal best in the 800 meters at the UNF Invitational.