Run on the moon in Preston!
News - Wednesday, 1st July, 2015
The world’s first Anti-Gravity Treadmill is set to land at Preston’s College for the showcase of its all new health and rehabilitation facilities on Monday 6th July.
Located in the £13million iSTEM Centre, the new facilities are dedicated to promoting the importance of healthy living, exercise and fitness allowing hospitals, GPs, patients in recovery, training athletes and the local community to benefit from the state-of-the-art technology – including the Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a cutting-edge, life changing piece of technology. The patient steps into the treadmill, the sealed chamber inflates around their waist and through adjusting the air pressure in the chamber, the clinician can then select a percentage of bodyweight to take off the patient allowing them to move without the burden of gravity on their lower limbs.
Exclusive to the area, iSTEM users can now use this ground-breaking technology in a wide range of applications such as for those who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury such as a stroke, or for obese patients who want to lose weight as well as for those who want to increase their fitness levels. For some people who use the treadmill it can be the first time they’ve been able to walk again following an accident or illness.
Jane McCormick, Head of Division for Health at Preston’s College, said: “Rehabilitation after surgery, sports injuries and to achieve elite level fitness will be a major focus in our new Health and Rehabilitation facilities in the iSTEM Centre.
“The treadmill will play a huge part in getting patients mobile a lot sooner than would have otherwise been possible, as well as significantly speeding up their recovery times.
“The iSTEM Centre isn’t just a shiny new building. We want to use the latest and revolutionary technology to give our learners leading experience in their subject in order to make them ‘THE most employable’.
“It really is a great opportunity for the people of Preston, and even further afield, to get themselves better, quicker.”
To experience the Anti-Gravity Treadmill for yourself, you are welcome to come to the showcase at the iSTEM Centre, Preston’s College on Monday 6th July from 1.30pm – 5.00pm.