AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill tour stops at Spire

Spire Liverpool Hospital are gearing up to welcome the world’s first Anti-Gravity Treadmill this week; a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that uses NASA technology to improve conditions for training or rehabilitation, set to provide huge health benefits to local people.

The Anti-Gravity Treadmill enables people to exercise safely and in little or no pain, even if mobility is impaired as a result of injury or illness. It has revolutionised exercise programmes for a wide population of people, from rehabilitation post-surgery, to those looking to reach personal fitness and weight loss goals; and indeed professional sports people looking to maintain peak performance.

The treadmill uses Differential Air Pressure Technology to reduce a person’s bodyweight by up to 80%, effectively ‘lifting’ and supporting them whilst they walk, run or exercise.

Spire Liverpool Hospital have installed the Anti-Gravity Treadmill in their private gym, and are currently the only hospital in the Liverpool City Region to offer access to this equipment.

Ian Rodgers, head of physio at Spire Liverpool Hospital said:

“In very simple terms, the AlterG treadmill reduces a person’s bodyweight to alleviate the impact on the lower body when training, meaning you can increase your cardiovascular fitness and develop your running technique without overloading your tendons, ligaments or bones.

“Our treadmill here is often used by athletes to speed up recovery from injury and surgery, or in preparation for events in the pursuit of optimising their performance. By using air in a pressure controlled chamber to gently lift the user, any pain experienced through weight bearing is alleviated.

“The benefits of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill are best experienced by the user directly and we hope to welcome lots of people to the showroom sessions this week. ”

AlterG’s Mobile Showroom will be at Spire Liverpool Hospital on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd July 10-4pm. Spire Liverpool Hospital are inviting the wider public to come along to find out more about the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill and experience the benefits for themselves. Experts will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Places at the mobile showroom are free, though we will be welcoming donations for local charity The Greenbank Project. For more information or to book your place, please contact

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