Suburban Physical Therapy

Brecksville: 440.746.1730

Twinsburg: 330.963.2920



Millside Shopping Centre
8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: 440.746.1730
Fax: 440.746.1732

New Location as of August 2017!

2132 Case Parkway North, Ste. A
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Phone: 330.963.2920
Fax: 330.963.2921


Rehabilitation with the AlterG

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® has revolutionized the way physical therapists can help patients recover from injuries or surgery. The unique differential air pressure (DAP) technology allows a precise and comfortable lifting force to be applied that reduces the body's weight on the lower extremities (limbs). The AlterG can reduce up to 80% of a persons weight, so people can find exactly where the pain stops and natural movement feels good again. By exercising at this "pain-free" level, the therapists at Suburban Physical Therapy can monitor each patient and build up their strength and stamina and improve their muscle coordination.

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 athlete or a weekend warrior, a senior citizen or a young competitor, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill here, at Suburban Physical Therapy, can help optimize your treatment outcomes to get you back faster to the activities you love.


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"With AlterG you get all the gain, without the pain," said Lars Barfod, CEO of AlterG.


Technology developed at NASA and further developed by AlterG for medical rehabilitation, fitness and sports performance training

    Developed by NASA and enhanced by AlterG to provide precise unweighting in one percent increments to as low as 20 percent of the patient’s body weight, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is FDA-cleared for the following functional rehabilitation indications:

      • Rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle or foot)
      • Rehabilitation after total joint replacement
      • Gait training in neurologic patients
      • Strengthening and conditioning in older patients
      • Weight control and reduction
      • Sport specific conditioning programs
      • Aerobic conditioning

        Unlike the simple lift harness devices, our AlterG rehabilitation treadmill provides our therapists a way to accurately measure your rehabilitation progress. Patients with neurological disorders maintain, and in some cases even regain, functionality and mobility working with the AlterG. For those overweight patients who have lost their mobility due to their obesity, it can be motivational for them to immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress and improve their cardiovascular health. You can read more about medical findings in the clinical rehabilitation data section of the AlterG website.

        Most lower extremity rehabilitation programs stress the importance of becoming mobile as soon as possible. At Suburban Physical Therapy, we offer our patients just that! A safe, effective and FDA cleared therapy that is covered by many health insurance plans. Call and see how we can help you on your path to recovery and mobility.


        • Do you have arthritis that prevents you from walking long distances?
        • Are you trying to lose weight but you can't walk or run for long periods of time because of the stress to your joints?
        • Are you just out of surgery for a repaired ACL, meniscus, spinal disc, or joint replacement?
        • Do you have foot, shin, knee, hip, or back pain but still want to continue training?
        • Do you have difficulty walking because of balance issues?
        • Do you have Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, a prosthetic leg, or post-stroke and would like to improve your strength, conditioning, and coordination with walking?

        If you answer "yes" to any of the questions above you need to call 440.746.1730 in Brecksville or 330.963.2920 in Twinsburg to schedule your appointment. You can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our PT specialists.  Click here to watch people with the above mentioned issues using the AlterG. Our AlterG patients come to us from Brecksville and Solon in Cuyahoga County, OH and Twinsburg, Hudson and Macedonia in Summit County.

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