The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill®: Making A Difference In The Lives of Blossom's Patients

Apr 24, 2013, 13:43 ET from Blossom's Developmental Therapy Associates

MIAMI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blossom's Developmental Therapy Associates, a pediatric State-of-the-Art facility created by John & Dr. Claudia Orrett and Jennifer Burch, MPT, C-NDT Director of Therapy Programs, that provides programs that help children with a range of physical, neurological, or developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that they are the 1st pediatric facility in the State of Florida to acquire the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® and the 2nd in the country to use the treadmill for pediatric special needs therapeutic purposes.

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The AlterG uses NASA-patented Differential Air Pressure (DAP) Technology, that provides comfortable body weight support allowing patients to work on standing, closed-kinetic activities, and walk in a safe, controlled environment while making it a fun experience. The AlterG gives children the opportunity to feel like they are "walking on the moon" and the video screen attached to the treadmill provides visual feedback to allow children to see their footsteps and progress.

"On the treadmill, children get stronger, improve endurance, coordination, balance and most importantly gain self- esteem.  There are no words to describe the excitement on a child's face when they do something that they haven't been able to do before," said Jenifer Burch.  

Not only is the treadmill beneficial for children with disabilities, but it's also helpful with achieving target weight, sports training & conditioning and post operative and post injury patients.

If you would like to receive more information visit: or call 305-444-9807.

Blossom's Developmental Therapy Associates Opened in 2012, is a State-of-the-Art facility 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Miami, Fl that provides services and programs that help children with physical, neurological, or developmental disabilities achieve their full potential. Blossom's patients undergo Intensive therapy including Physical, Occupational, Speech and Behavioral therapy.

Alter-G, Inc., a Silicon Valley company founded in 2005, is defining what's possible for Individuals who need to continue training during injury recovery, outdistance conditioning limitations, and build endurance. The company's patented gravity differential technology, the building block for their body weight support devices, was developed at NASA and Prototype-tested by Nike's Oregon Project for distance runners. Professional athletes, top Collegiate programs, and training clinics across the US are experiencing the unique benefits of walking and running at a variable percentage of body weight. Find out more at


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