Rehabilitation Gym

The Progress rehabilitation gym boasts the latest in functional cardiovascular and strength training equipment, such as a Technogym treadmill, ellipticals (cross-trainers), bikes (upright, reclining and spin), rowing machines and powerplates. Our range of specialist equipment includes an Alter G (Anti-gravity) treadmill, Isokenetics equipment and a Pilates reformer.

AlterG treadmill
The AlterG treatmill designed originally for NASA’s astronauts, uses the Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology and has been adapted by AlterG for use in training and rehabilitation.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for:

  • Rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries
  • Treatment of neurological conditions
  • Weight reduction
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • General training to combat the diseases of aging

Unweighting is achieved in the AlterG by using air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user. Precise calibration using the specialist technology allows for very specific unweighting from 20-100% of the users body weight in 1% increments.

Clinical studies show that AlterG treadmills can help decrease ground reaction forces in walking and running. The restoration of normal gait mechanics is paramount to optimal recovery and can be accelerated by the unweighting technology.

Using our AlterG treadmill can:

  • Allow for the protection of healing tissue
  • Encourage range of motion
  • Earlier initiation of closed-kinetic chain activity.
  • Prevent disuse atrophy

Isokenetics equipment - HUMAC NORM Testing and Rehabilitation System

The HUMAC NORM system is used for identifying and measuring isolated-joint movement patterns and human resistance (isometric, isokinetic, isotonic and passive).
With the Humac Norm we can help you determine baselines, set goals, and track change in your fitness levels.

Pilates reformer

Invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates, our Pilates reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks on it that keep a practitioner from sliding off the end of the reformer as they push or pull the carriage.

Body weight and resistance of the springs are what make the carriage more or less difficult to move. Parts are also adjustable for differing body sizes and for differing levels of skill.
Using our Pilates reformer can help improve:

  • Overall strength
  • Core strength
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Balance

Leading to better posture, graceful, efficient movement and relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as back pain.