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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060079/the-impact-of-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-alterg-training-on-walking-capacity-and-corticospinal-tract-structure-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#1
Sh Azizi, H Marzbani, S Raminfard, P M Birgani, A H Rasooli, M M Mirbagheri
We studied the effects of an anti-gravity treadmill (AlterG) training on walking capacity and corticospinal tract structure in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). AlterG can help CP children walk on the treadmill by reducing their weights up to 80% and maintain their balance during locomotion. AlterG training thus has the potential to improve walking capacity permanently as it can provide systematic and intense locomotor training for sufficiently long period of time and produce brain neuroplasticity. AlterG training was given for 45 minutes, three times a week for two months...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884429/effects-of-hypergravity-on-gene-levels-in-anti-gravity-muscle-and-bone-through-the-vestibular-system-in-mice
#2
Naoyuki Kawao, Hironobu Morita, Kazuaki Nishida, Koji Obata, Kohei Tatsumi, Hiroshi Kaji
We recently reported that hypergravity with 3 g for 4 weeks affects muscle and bone through the vestibular system in mice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of hypergravity with 2 g, which had no influence on circulating glucocorticoid level, on the gene levels in muscle and bone, as well as the roles of the vestibular system in those changes using vestibular lesioned (VL) mice. Hypergravity for 2 and 8 weeks or VL exerted little effects on the mRNA levels of muscle differentiation factors and myokines in the soleus muscle...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878480/anti-gravity-treadmill-can-promote-aerobic-exercise-for-lower-limb-osteoarthritis-patients
#3
Toshihiro Kawae, Yukio Mikami, Kouki Fukuhara, Hiroaki Kimura, Nobuo Adachi
[Purpose] The anti-gravity treadmill (Alter-G(®)) allows the load on the lower limbs to be adjusted, which is considered useful for patients with lower limb osteoarthritis. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of aerobic exercise using an anti-gravity treadmill in patients with lower limb osteoarthritis by using a cardiopulmonary exercise load monitoring system. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 20 patients with lower limb osteoarthritis. These subjects walked naturally for 8 minutes and then walked on the Alter-G for 8 minutes at their fastest speed at a load where lower limb pain was alleviated...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861743/feasibility-and-safety-of-exercise-stress-testing-using-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-with-tc-99m-tetrofosmin-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-a-pilot-non-randomized-controlled-study
#4
Patrick Daly, Regina Kayse, Steven Rudick, Nathan Robbins, Jennifer Scheler, David Harris, Robert O'Donnell, Alok K Dwivedi, Myron C Gerson
BACKGROUND: Exercise is the AHA/ACC guideline-recommended stress modality for myocardial perfusion imaging, but many patients are unable to exercise to target heart rate on a conventional treadmill. We examined the feasibility and safety of stress imaging using an anti-gravity treadmill in patients with perceived poor exercise capacity. METHODS AND RESULTS: 49 patients were recruited for stress testing by anti-gravity treadmill (n = 29) or to a regadenoson control group (n = 20)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831726/potential-utility-of-anti-gravity-treadmills-in-the-realm-of-cardiovascular-stress-testing
#5
EDITORIAL
Vasvi Singh, Saurabh Malhotra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814012/quantitative-measures-with-wrex-usage
#6
Tracy M Shank, Jinyong Wee, Jennifer Ty, Tariq Rahman
This paper presents the results of two surveys conducted with users of a functional upper extremity orthosis called the Wilmington Robotic EXoskeleton (WREX). The WREX is a passive anti-gravity arm orthosis that allows people with neuromuscular disabilities to move their arms in three dimensions. An online user survey with 55 patients was conducted to determine the benefits of the WREX. The survey asked 10 questions related to upper extremity function with and without the WREX as well as subjective impressions of the device...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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/28288613/outcome-of-patients-after-lower-limb-fracture-with-partial-weight-bearing-postoperatively-treated-with-or-without-anti-gravity-treadmill-alter-g%C3%A2-during-six-weeks-of-rehabilitation-a-protocol-of-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#11
Ralf Henkelmann, Sebastian Schneider, Daniel Müller, Ralf Gahr, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
BACKGROUND: Partial or complete immobilization leads to different adjustment processes like higher risk of muscle atrophy or a decrease of general performance. The present study is designed to prove efficacy of the anti-gravity treadmill (alter G®) compared to a standard rehabilitation protocol in patients with tibial plateau (group 1)or ankle fractures (group 2) with six weeks of partial weight bearing of 20 kg. METHODS AND DESIGN: This prospective randomized study will include a total of 60 patients for each group according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
March 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269494/can-an-anti-gravity-treadmill-improve-stability-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#12
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
#13
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/27941488/no-differences-between-alter-g-trainer-and-active-and-passive-recovery-strategies-on-isokinetic-strength-systemic-oxidative-stress-and-perceived-muscle-soreness-after-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
#14
Matthew B Cooke, Carrie Nix, Lori Greenwood, Mike Greenwood
The incidence of muscle injuries is prevalent in elite sport athletes as well as weekend warriors and strategies that safely and effectively hasten recovery are highly desirable. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between three recovery methods after eliciting muscle damage in recreationally active men relative to maximal isokinetic contractions, perceived muscle soreness and psychological mood states. Twenty-five recreationally active men (22.15±3.53yrs, 75.75±11.91kg, 180.52±7.3cm) were randomly matched by VO2 peak (53...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890544/persistent-hydrocephalus-due-to-postural-activation-of-a-ventricular-shunt-anti-gravity-device
#15
Claudia L Craven, Ahmed K Toma, Laurence D Watkins
The ever present need to balance over drainage with under drainage in hydrocephalus has required innovations including adjustable valves with antigravity devices. These are activated in the vertical position to prevent siphoning. We describe a group of bedridden patients who presented with unexplained under drainage caused by activation of antigravity shunt components produced by peculiar head/body position. Retrospective single centre case series of hydrocephalus patients, treated with ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt insertion between April 2014 - February 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785472/conservative-treatment-in-scheuermann-s-kyphosis-comparison-between-lateral-curve-and-variation-of-the-vertebral-geometry
#16
Angelo G Aulisa, Francesco Falciglia, Marco Giordano, Giuseppe Mastantuoni, Andrea Poscia, Vincenzo Guzzanti
BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment in the Scheuermann's kyphosis obtain, during skeletal growth, remodelling of the deformed vertebras. In a previous paper on Scheuermann's kyphosis, we have studied the geometry variations of all vertebrae included in the curve, before and after the treatment. The purpose of this study was to confirm the effectiveness of conservative treatment in Scheuermann's kyphosis and was to evaluate and compare the variation of the vertebral geometry with the curve trend in Cobb degrees, before and after conservative treatment...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680313/novel-roles-of-fkbp5-in-muscle-alteration-induced-by-gravity-change-in-mice
#17
Takeshi Shimoide, Naoyuki Kawao, Yukinori Tamura, Hironobu Morita, Hiroshi Kaji
Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and wasting are induced by hypergravity and microgravity, respectively. However, the mechanisms by which gravity change regulates muscle mass still remain unclear. We previously reported that hypergravity increases muscle mass via the vestibular system in mice. In this study, we performed comparative DNA microarray analysis of the soleus muscle from mice kept in 1 or 3 g environments with or without vestibular lesions. Mice were kept in 1 g or 3 g environment for 4 weeks by using a centrifuge 14 days after surgical bilateral vestibular lesions...
October 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632877/tibial-acceleration-and-spatiotemporal-mechanics-in-distance-runners-during-reduced-body-weight-conditions
#18
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/27571211/manipulation-of-liquid-metals-on-a-graphite-surface
#19
Liang Hu, Lei Wang, Yujie Ding, Shihui Zhan, Jing Liu
Liquid metals (LMs) in an alkaline electrolyte, when placed on a graphite surface, are able to be manipulated into desired flat, stable shapes with sharp angles, like triangles. Unique transformations and worm-like anti-gravity upslope LM locomotion under a low-voltage electric field are also revealed.
August 29, 2016: Advanced Materials
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
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