Take the Weight off with AlterG

The weight of gravity can really do a number on our joints. For seniors, those with certain medical conditions, and athletes, it can be an impediment to physical therapy and training. At Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, we can take the weight off with AlterG technology that was originally designed for NASA astronauts.

The AlterG treadmill utilizes differential air pressure (DAP) that allows us to reduce ground reaction forces when walking and running. It can unweight your body anywhere from between 20 to 100 percent at slow, one percent increments to provide you with just the right amount of resistance, depending on your goals.

AlterG offers benefits that include:

  • Protecting healing tissue while still moving the body.
  • Encouraging range of motion that isn’t possible with traditional therapies.
  • Earlier initiation of closed-kinetic chain activity.
  • Preventing the atrophy of muscles that are underutilized.
  • Encouraging a more rapid return of motor control.

Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy can customize an AlterG treatment plan just for you with three convenient locations in Eastlake, Rancho Del Rey, and East County.

Supplementing Care
with AlterG

AlterG is ideal for a wide variety of patients. It is a popular way for runners to train without pain while minimizing the impact on joints and muscles. It is an ideal way for seniors to get exercise, it’s an effective way for those with neurological conditions to improve mobility in a safe environment, and it’s an effective way to rehabilitate lower extremities after an injury or surgery.

Use of the AlterG treadmill may be added to a larger physical therapy treatment plan, but sessions can also be purchased individually, with different price points and times, enabling you to customize a schedule that works for you.

To see the AlterG machine in our Chula Vista offices, or to learn more about how it can help you, contact us today. We can tell you more about how this innovative piece of equipment works, as  well as whether or not it’s the right therapy for you.

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Additional Services

We offer a wide variety of services to athletes, surgical patients, seniors, and anyone who wants to reduce pain and maximize their mobility and function.

What Our Patients Are Saying

al fernandez
Gemma & the rest of staffs are great!!!can’t ask any more better treatment than that.
Spin Ingram
Been going here for years and the service has always been great!
Joni Smith
Joe has been fantastic! I’ve been to 4 different offices and I already am feeling so much better and learning a lot. My fav thing is that Joe answers all my questions about what I can or can’t do in the gym and on my own. I am so thankful for everyone in the office from the front desk to the aids. And Mikey has so much experience and knowledge.
Rita Godfrey
Excelente servicio, el terapista que me atendio muy Profesional, amable y sobre todo humano (creo es lo que les falta algunos trabajadores de la salud) muchas gracias.
Drue Ferguson
Outstanding service!! The staff are highly professional and very knowledgeable!!!
jerry shay
My treatment took place right on time. My therapist was very polite and professional. She really knows her trade and is a pleasant person to be with. I`ve been to several different orthopedic sessions and Gema is the best.
Makita Lewis
Very friendly staff.
L Lubbers
Always great service & care

How Can We Help?

Our team is ready to answer your questions or schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

Eastlake Office

955 Lane Avenue, Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91914
(619) 421-9521
Fax: (619) 421-9568

Rancho Del Rey Office

885 Canarios Court, Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 656-5102
Fax: (619) 656-5103

East County Office

1571 N. Magnolia Ave. Suite 212
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 975-2730
Fax: (619) 975-2720

Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. is a leading physical therapy provider in Eastlake, Rancho Del Rey, and El Cajon, CA. Our highly trained and experienced therapists are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the highest level of function possible through personalized one-on-one therapy. We offer a wide range of therapeutic services, including physical, occupational, hand, mobile, massage, acupuncture, ergonomics, and wellness assessments. When you need quality physical therapy or other therapeutic treatments in San Diego County, look no further than Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy.