Anti-Gravity Treadmill Brings New Option For Nursing Home Patients To Rehabilitate

Nursing home patients are finding another avenue for rehabilitation with an anti-gravity treadmill. It is a new experiment coming from NASA. The treadmills were used to help prepare astronauts for outer space. However, patients are finding it helpful to become mobile without bearing weight on knees and hips.

A physical therapy assistant explained how the anti-gravity treadmill works, "Your body is in a balloon, so you're standing on top of the treadmill," said Lane, "it calculates what your weight is and then blows it up and recalculates it so you can change percentage of body weight from 100 percent body weight down to 30 percent of their body weight.” For more, read the story.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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