AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Fast track your return to sport with zero gravity treadmill training.

Always an industry leader, Burrard Physiotherapy has brought NASA technology to Vancouver!  We are the only physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver to offer this revolutionary rehabilitation device.  The AlterG treadmill is a full sized treadmill that is able to unload a person’s body weight up to 80%.  This technology was developed by NASA to retrain astronauts returning from space, but has real world applications.  I discovered this amazing technology while recovering from an injury myself.   I sustained an injury to my L5 disc which caused compression of my nerve.  Even though my disc had resolved significantly, I had been unable to even jog across the road without getting spasms in my left leg.  When I went to test out the AlterG, I was able to run at 6miles per hour with no pain and no post exercise soreness as a result of impacting on my nerve.  It changed not only my rehab but my outlook on my future.

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Physiotherapy is our passion. Your health is our priority.

Burrard Physiotherapy one of the leading clinics in Vancouver and is home to 12 highly skilled physiotherapists, 2 massage therapists, kinesiologists, yoga instructor, pilates instructor and exercise therapists.

Here are just a few other conditions/scenarios the AlterG will facilitate recovery of:

  • If you are a runner, but are finding it difficult to increase your mileage without tweaking things, the alterG will allow you to train in a completely pain free and injury free environment.
  • Speedy recovery of any lower limb or spinal injury
  • If you have had a hip or knee replacement you can return to walking and running faster and in a safe, weight controlled environment
  • Early recovery from fractures, achillies tendon rupture, ACL repair
  • Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
  • Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition
  • Anyone who has sustained a lower limb injury of any kind can rehab in a controlled weight bearing situation
  • If you have balance problems associated with age
  • Neurologic conditions such as MS, parkinsons, stroke—the AlterG allows you to not only increase your level of activity and train your gait, but does so in an environment where it is completely safe and almost impossible to fall.
  • Injured athletes are able to maintain cardiovascular fitness and stay in shape while in a safe environment. By allowing athletes to walk with normal gait patterns, the AlterG also prevents development of bad muscle recruitment habits during rehab.
  • If you are trying to loose weight, but are having trouble exercising without your joints getting sore, this is the solution.

Give us a call or book an appointment online.  A physiotherapy assessment is required before first use to ensure it is the appropriate form of rehab for you and that you are able to safely use it.

Reviews from the web
Rated 4.3/5 based on 49 google reviews
5 out of 5

After a couple of failed visits to other clinics, Linda Warren gave me the confidence the physiotherapy does exist and is useful. Her genuine interest in my condition (bike accident), professional attitude and all the information she provided helped me understand what's wrong and how it will get better. Her therapy is also helping relieve the pain and the worry associated with it. I feel like she could be my regular physiotherapist going forward.

5 out of 5

Great location, and the hours are pretty good. Just minutes away from my boyfriends west end condo so I usually walk over.

5 out of 5

This clinic has helped me a lot. I used to go for massage therapy when I had a muscle injury (Erika is great) and then for another injury I tried IMS. I'm legit terrified of needles but a friend told me to try it, and it did wonders. Farhana (I hope I spelled that right!) is amazing, a few sessions fixed me right up, much less painful than massaging the muscles. I am very grateful to the staff - they've kept me on my feet (literally).

5 out of 5

I went for a bike fitting with Thomas, a couple of months ago. He was friendly, knowledgeable and provided a full report after the fitting. He took the time to listen and understand my history and approached the fitting in a thorough and careful way. Cheers Thomas

5 out of 5

I've been going to Burrard Physiotherapy for almost a month after a triceps tear lead to arm, shoulder, and neck pain, and have been working with Kevin Chen. He's incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and receptive, and the improvement with my pain and discomfort is noticeable. The environment is clean and comforting, and the receptionists always greet you in a warm way. Treatment always starts on time too.

A mainstay of Physiotherapy practice in Downtown Vancouver.

Burrard Physiotherapy is an amalgamation of two outstanding physiotherapy clinics in downtown Vancouver. Burrard Physiotherapy Associates was established in 1982 as was Burrard Physiotherapy Clinic each of these businesses operated out of separate locations one block apart.

It wasn't until local Kerry Maxwell purchased both clinics in 2004 and 2005 that they merged to become Burrard Physiotherapy. The clinic is driven to provide an outstanding level of care and recovery for patients. Each of the therapists at Burrard Physiotherapy have multiple levels of training and education over and above their original degrees. In addition, everyone leads active lifestyles. This is essential to understanding the impact that an injury can have on your lifestyle. We believe physiotherapy carried out by a qualified team is the path to freedom of movement and mobility & we believe freedom of movement is essential to quality of life.

Our reception area boasts a coffee and tea service and comfortable seating in a cozy setting filled with local art. Any of our three receptionists will be happy to settle you in to your treatment routine while you are here with us.