Paediatric Ambulation Training - Cerebral Palsy Treatment

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Focus Physiotherapy uses the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® M320 Hi-Tech Body Weight Support That Puts the “FUN” Back In Functional Pediatric.

Focus Physiotherapy offers specialized equipment such as the Alter G antigravity treadmill as an indispensable part of their physiotherapy programs.  By differentiating ourselves and continually looking for ways to improve patient outcomes and provide better care we hope to reach our goal of helping our patients reach their maximum possible recovery.

The Alter G uses NASA patented technology, it provides a fall safe environment that allows us to work on standing,closed kinetic activities, and gait training in a safe, comfortable, controlled and fun environment.

Kids like it, because they get to feel what it’s like to walk on the moon. In reality if you were to really walk on the moon your body weight would be reduced by 70%, walking on an alter G actually reduces your body weight by 80%. So it’s even better!

Pediatric Patients Benefiting From The AlterG

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Movement and Gait Dysfunctions

AlterG is used and recommended by leading physical therapy clinics, hospitals, colleges and pro sports teams.

Children with neurological movement disorders have benefited from antigravity treadmill training as a means to provide adequate and comfortable body unweighting.  Reducing the impact of gravity on their spasticity to match their strength allows them to work on their endurance. Continued practice allows self correction and research in neuroplasticity shows this to be effective functionally.

Effectively, training within the fall safe comfortable alter G allows the child to practice significantly more in one session than possible using traditional treatment modalities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our registered physiotherapists’ first priority is delivering safe treatment.  Our team wants your child to succeed and progress in the safest possible way.  The Alter G is a fall safe environment and it supports your child as they exercise.
The Alter G is a tool to improve mobility, it is meant to be a part of a rehabilitation program and a registered physiotherapist who can guide and modify treatment as the need arises is important for success in all areas.
Physiotherapy Treatment to improve a childs functional level by a registered physiotherapist is covered.  We are glad to offer the service.
Your registered physiotherapist will create a treatment plan to assist your child to reach their maximum possible physical improvement.  The frequency, intensity and durations of treatment best suited to your childs physical abilities will be prescribed by them.
Contact us today to book your appointment. It’s the first step on your road to recovery.

Mississauga: 905-275-5100
Brampton: 905-457-7958
Etobicoke Kingsway: 416-234-8788
Bolton: 905-857-4999

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