7th February 2024
No two patients are the same, and therefore, their requirements will always be different. That is where the unique technology of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills comes in.
Established in 2011, Medfit Healthcare is an award-winning specialist healthcare provider created by John C. Murphy and Barry Walsh. Their unique but synergistic backgrounds was the catalyst to creating a clinic unlike any other in Ireland.
Their goal is to change their clients’ lives for the better in a friendly, supportive, and professional environment, with a multidisciplinary team of chartered physiotherapists and exercise physiologists to help them reach their goals.
THE CHALLENGE OF CARING FOR PATIENTS
Medfit wanted to create a safe and supported environment for their clients to get the movement of walking or running again. However, in some cases, a standard treadmill is not suitable for to meet those needs, with some patients requiring additional support in their recovery and rehabilitation journey.
As an existing provider of the AlterG M320 Anti-Gravity Treadmill to their clients, Medfit knew of the benefits such a solution can provide.
GETTING PEOPLE MOVING AGAIN
To provide an even greater service to their clients, Medfit decided to expand their range of AlterG products with the FIT. Re-imagined from the ground up, the FIT delivers the easiest-to-use and most affordably priced Differential Air Pressure (DAP™) technology, allowing Medfit to help a wider array of ortho and neuro patients, active seniors, and athletes gain mobility, and increase performance through pain-free, fall-safe walking, running, and closed-kinetic chain exercise.
The FIT combines a remarkably low step-up height, with a new, open-back cockpit design. A light and easy height adjustment system leverages inseam set-point measurements and smooth-set locking mechanism. Unlike harness systems, hydrotherapy and traditional treadmills, the AlterG technology can be effective for diverse patients, diagnoses, and various therapeutic stages.
Even with the most severe patients sometimes struggling to get in and out of the system, the results proved to be in worth it for the movement they gained during their rehabilitation using the AlterG. The support features available in the software, such as the pain measurement, video feed, gait analysis and others, proved to be one of the most appealing features of the AlterG to their clients.
The engineering team at SportsMed conducted a full service of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill in January 2023, updating the software and firmware as part of the annual service. In additional to the on-site visits, the team at SportsMed are always on hand for technical support queries by email and telephone whenever Medfit require assistance with the operation of their equipment.
A VIEW TO THE FUTURE
With the success they have already achieved, it should come as no surprise that Medfit plan to continue to use AlterG as a rehab tool for their clients.