Send us news by text, start your message World News and your send photos and videos to 80360
Anti-gravity helps injured Vikings recover
4:20pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
AN anti-gravity treadmill has been helping Widnes Vikings players run off their injuries.
The AlterG aids rehabilitation from an injury or surgery by allowing individuals to run at a fraction of their body weight and is based at Spire Liverpool Hospitals’ Perform gym.
Injured Vikings used the state-of-the-art equipment to speed up their recovery and to continue training under specialist observation.
Andy McDonough, head of sports medicine at Widnes Vikings, said: “It has allowed us to get players walking and running sooner and ultimately is getting them back playing quicker. It has become an integral and essential part of our treatment for some injuries.”
Lloyd White found that by using the AlterG he was able to continue training while recovering from a serious ankle injury.
The AlterG uses unweighting technology that reduces the foot-to-ground impact that is associated with running, allowing the individual to run sooner.
Comments are closed on this article.