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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813867/therapeutic-effects-of-anti-gravity-treadmill-alterg-training-on-reflex-hyper-excitability-corticospinal-tract-activities-and-muscle-stiffness-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#1
Sh Parvin, A Taghiloo, A Irani, M Mehdi Mirbagheri
We aimed to study therapeutic effects of antigravity treadmill (AlterG) training on reflex hyper-excitability, muscle stiffness, and corticospinal tract (CST) function in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Three children received AlterG training 3 days per week for 8 weeks as experimental group. Each session lasted 45 minutes. One child as control group received typical occupational therapy for the same amount of time. We evaluated hyper-excitability of lower limb muscles by H-reflex response...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813813/therapeutic-effects-of-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-alterg-training-on-gait-and-lower-limbs-kinematics-and-kinetics-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#2
M Lotfian, M R Kharazi, A Mirbagheri, F Dadashi, R Nourian, M M Mirbagheri
We aimed to investigate the effects of the lower body weight support treadmill (AlterG) training on kinetics and kinematics of the lower extremities in children with cerebral palsy (CP). We provided a 45-minute training program, 3 times a week for 8 weeks. AlterG can support the subject's weight up to 70% so that the subject will be able to walk more comfortably to reach a more correct walking pattern. The kinematics and kinetics were evaluated using an isokinetic dynamometer. The locomotion parameters were assessed in the gait laboratory...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813801/therapeutic-effects-of-an-anti-gravity-locomotor-training-alterg-on-postural-balance-and-cerebellum-structure-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#3
A H Rasooli, P M Birgani, Sh Azizi, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri
We evaluated the therapeutic effects of anti-gravity locomotor treadmill (AlterG) training on postural stability in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and spasticity, particularly in the lower extremity. AlterG can facilitate walking by reducing the weight of CP children by up to 80%; it can also help subjects maintain an appropriate posture during the locomotor AlterG training. Thus, we hypothesized that AlterG training, for a sufficient period of time, has a potential to produce cerebellum neuroplasticity, and consequently result in an effective permanent postural stability...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654811/return-to-running-following-knee-osteochondral-repair-using-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-a-case-report
#4
Karen Hambly, Somruthai Poomsalood, Emma Mundy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an anti-gravity treadmill return to running programme on self-efficacy and subjective knee function following knee osteochondral surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39-year-old otherwise healthy female endurance runner with a left knee femoral cartilage grade 3-4 defect 3 cm(2). The patient underwent single step arthroscopic microfracture with Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate. An AlterG(®) anti-gravity treadmill was used to manipulate loading during a graduated phased return to running over 8 weeks...
July 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269494/can-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-improve-stability-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#5
P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani, A Rasooli, M Shahrokhnia, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri
We aimed to study the effects of an anti-gravity treadmill (AlterG) training on balance and postural stability in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AlterG training was performed 3 days/week for 8 weeks, with up to 45 minutes of training per session. The subject was evaluated before and after the 8-week training. The effects of training on the balance and postural stability was evaluated based on the Romberg test that was performed by using a posturography device. The parameters quantifying Center-of-Pressure (CoP) were calculated using different analytical approaches including power spectral density and principal components analyses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227746/can-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-improve-stability-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#6
P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani, A Rasooli, M Shahrokhnia, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri, P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani, A Rasooli, M Shahrokhnia, A Shahrokhi, M M Mirbagheri, A Shahrokhi, M Shahrokhnia, A Rasooli, M M Mirbagheri, P M Birgani, M Ashtiyani
We aimed to study the effects of an anti-gravity treadmill (AlterG) training on balance and postural stability in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AlterG training was performed 3 days/week for 8 weeks, with up to 45 minutes of training per session. The subject was evaluated before and after the 8-week training. The effects of training on the balance and postural stability was evaluated based on the Romberg test that was performed by using a posturography device. The parameters quantifying Center-of-Pressure (CoP) were calculated using different analytical approaches including power spectral density and principal components analyses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632877/tibial-acceleration-and-spatiotemporal-mechanics-in-distance-runners-during-reduced-body-weight-conditions
#7
Matthew F Moran, Brendan J Rickert, Beau K Greer
CONTEXT: Treadmills that unload runners via a differential air-pressure (DAP) bladder (eg, AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill) are commonly used to reduce effective body weight (BW) in a clinical setting. However, the relationship between the level of unloading and tibial stress is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between tibial impact acceleration and level of BW unloading during running. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: University motion-analysis laboratory...
May 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327921/use-of-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-for-early-postoperative-rehabilitation-after-total-knee-replacement-a-pilot-study-to-determine-safety-and-feasibility
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
William D Bugbee, Pamela A Pulido, Timothy Goldberg, Darryl D D'Lima
The objective was to determine the safety, feasibility, and effects of anti-gravity gait training on functional outcomes (Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score [KOOS], the Timed Up and Go test [TUG], Numerical Rating Scale [NRS] for pain) with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® device for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rehabilitation. Subjects (N = 30) were randomized to land-based vs anti-gravity gait training over 4 weeks of physical therapy after TKA. Adverse events, complications, and therapist satisfaction were recorded...
May 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26999535/running-speed-increases-plantar-load-more-than-per-cent-body-weight-on-an-alterg%C3%A2-treadmill
#9
Athol Thomson, Einar Einarsson, Erik Witvrouw, Rod Whiteley
AlterG® treadmills allow for running at different speeds as well as at reduced bodyweight (BW), and are used during rehabilitation to reduce the impact load. The aim of this study was to quantify plantar loads borne by the athlete during rehabilitation. Twenty trained male participants ran on the AlterG® treadmill in 36 conditions: all combinations of indicated BW (50-100%) paired with different walking and running speeds (range 6-16 km · hr(-1)) in a random order. In-shoe maximum plantar force (Fmax) was recorded using the Pedar-X system...
February 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26797694/tibial-acceleration-and-spatiotemporal-mechanics-in-distance-runners-during-reduced-body-weight-conditions
#10
Matthew F Moran, Brendan J Rickert, Beau K Greer
CONTEXT: Treadmills that unload runners via a differential air pressure bladder (DAP; e.g. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill) are commonly used to reduce effective body weight in a clinical setting, however, the relationship between the level of unloading and tibial stress is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between tibial impact acceleration and level of body weight (BW) unloading during running. DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
January 18, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25742371/pressure-controlled-treadmill-training-in-chronic-stroke-a-case-study-with-alterg
#11
Cherise Lathan, Andrew Myler, Jennifer Bagwell, Christopher M Powers, Beth E Fisher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Body-weight-supported treadmill training has been shown to be an effective intervention to improve walking characteristics for individuals who have experienced a stroke. A pressure-controlled treadmill utilizes a sealed chamber in which air pressure can be altered in a controlled manner to counteract the effects of gravity. The focus of this case study was to assess the immediate and short-term impact of a pressure-controlled treadmill to improve gait parameters, reduce fall risk, improve participation, and reduce the self-perceived negative impact of stroke in an individual with chronic stroke...
April 2015: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25654116/alterations-in-the-rate-of-limb-movement-using-a-lower-body-positive-pressure-treadmill-do-not-influence-respiratory-rate-or-phase-iii-ventilation
#12
Michael J Buono, Marissa Burnsed-Torres, Bethany Hess, Kristine Lopez, Catherine Ortiz, Ariel Girodo, Karen Lolli, Brett Bloom, David Bailey, Fred W Kolkhorst
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of alterations in rate of limb movement on Phase III ventilation during exercise, independent of metabolic rate, gait style, and treadmill incline. Subjects completed five submaximal exercise bouts on a lower body positive pressure treadmill (AlterG P 200). The percent body weight for the five exercise bouts was 100, 87, 75, 63, and 50% and each was matched for carbon dioxide production (V CO2 ). Naturally, to match the V CO2 while reducing the body weight up to 50% of normal required a significant increase in the treadmill speed from 3...
2015: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25488671/metabolic-accommodation-to-running-on-a-body-weight-supported-treadmill
#13
David K P McNeill, Hendrik D de Heer, Cody P Williams, J Richard Coast
PURPOSE: Body weight-supported treadmill training using positive air pressure has become increasingly popular, but little is known about the metabolic adaptations to these treadmills. This study aimed to evaluate the existence and length of a metabolic accommodation period to running on a lower body positive pressure (LBPP) treadmill. METHODS: A total of eight recreational runners (5 males and 3 females) ran 15 min trials (5 min at 50, 70, and 90 % body weight) on the AlterG Anti-gravity(®) P200 treadmill...
May 2015: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25226319/accuracy-of-unloading-with-the-anti-gravity-treadmill
#14
David K P McNeill, Hendrik D de Heer, Roger G Bounds, J Richard Coast
Body weight (BW)-supported treadmill training has become increasingly popular in professional sports and rehabilitation. To date, little is known about the accuracy of the lower-body positive pressure treadmill. This study evaluated the accuracy of the BW support reported on the AlterG "Anti-Gravity" Treadmill across the spectrum of unloading, from full BW (100%) to 20% BW. Thirty-one adults (15 men and 16 women) with a mean age of 29.3 years (SD = 10.9), and a mean weight of 66.55 kg (SD = 12.68) were recruited...
March 2015: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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